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Office of the Revisor of Statutes

HF 1351

1st Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20
2.21 2.22
2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 2.36 2.37 2.38 2.39 2.40
3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4
3.5 3.6 3.7
3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12
4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19
4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26
4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5
5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23
5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30
5.31 5.32 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 6.32 6.33 6.34 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18
7.19
7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 7.32 7.33 7.34 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4
8.5
8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12
8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 8.32 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 9.34 9.35 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27 10.28
10.29 10.30 10.31 10.32 10.33 10.34 10.35 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7
11.8 11.9 11.10 11.11
11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.26 11.27 11.28 11.29 11.30 11.31 11.32 11.33 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9
12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15 12.16 12.17 12.18 12.19 12.20 12.21 12.22 12.23 12.24
12.25 12.26 12.27 12.28 12.29 12.30 12.31 12.32 12.33 12.34 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5
13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18
13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 13.32 13.33 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9
14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18 14.19 14.20 14.21 14.22 14.23 14.24 14.25 14.26 14.27
14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 14.32 14.33 14.34 15.1 15.2
15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10 15.11
15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16
15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21
15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26 15.27 15.28 15.29 15.30 15.31 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32 16.33 16.34 16.35 16.36 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 17.9 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 17.19 17.20 17.21 17.22 17.23 17.24 17.25 17.26
17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 17.31 17.32 17.33 17.34 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 18.23 18.24 18.25
18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 18.33 18.34 18.35 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27 19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 19.32 19.33 19.34 19.35 20.1 20.2
20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11
20.12 20.13 20.14 20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20
20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25 20.26 20.27 20.28 20.29 20.30 20.31 20.32 21.1 21.2
21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.9 21.10 21.11 21.12 21.13 21.14 21.15 21.16 21.17 21.18 21.19 21.20 21.21 21.22 21.23 21.24 21.25 21.26 21.27 21.28 21.29 21.30 21.31 21.32 21.33 21.34 21.35 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9 22.10
22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 22.20 22.21 22.22 22.23 22.24 22.25 22.26 22.27 22.28 22.29 22.30 22.31 22.32 22.33 22.34
23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 23.9 23.10 23.11 23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15 23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20 23.21 23.22 23.23 23.24 23.25
23.26 23.27 23.28 23.29 23.30 23.31 23.32 23.33 23.34 24.1 24.2 24.3
24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17 24.18 24.19 24.20 24.21 24.22 24.23 24.24 24.25 24.26 24.27 24.28 24.29 24.30 24.31 24.32 24.33 24.34 24.35
25.1
25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 25.9 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13 25.14 25.15 25.16 25.17 25.18 25.19 25.20 25.21
25.22
25.23 25.24 25.25 25.26 25.27 25.28 25.29 25.30 25.31 25.32 25.33 25.34 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 26.8 26.9 26.10 26.11 26.12 26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 26.20 26.21
26.22
26.23 26.24 26.25 26.26 26.27 26.28 26.29 26.30 26.31 26.32 26.33 26.34 26.35 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5
27.6 27.7 27.8 27.9 27.10 27.11 27.12 27.13 27.14 27.15 27.16 27.17 27.18 27.19 27.20 27.21 27.22 27.23 27.24 27.25 27.26 27.27 27.28
27.29 27.30 27.31 27.32 27.33 27.34 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7 28.8 28.9 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15
28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19 28.20 28.21 28.22 28.23 28.24 28.25 28.26 28.27 28.28 28.29 28.30 28.31 28.32 28.33 28.34 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5
29.6 29.7 29.8 29.9 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14 29.15 29.16 29.17 29.18 29.19 29.20 29.21 29.22 29.23 29.24 29.25 29.26 29.27 29.28 29.29 29.30 29.31 29.32 29.33 29.34 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.7 30.8
30.9 30.10 30.11 30.12 30.13 30.14 30.15 30.16 30.17 30.18 30.19 30.20 30.21 30.22 30.23 30.24 30.25 30.26 30.27 30.28 30.29 30.30 30.31 30.32
30.33 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5
31.6 31.7 31.8 31.9 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14 31.15 31.16 31.17
31.18 31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29
31.30 31.31 31.32
31.33
32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 32.8 32.9 32.10 32.11 32.12 32.13 32.14 32.15 32.16 32.17 32.18 32.19 32.20 32.21 32.22 32.23 32.24
32.25 32.26 32.27 32.28 32.29 32.30 32.31 32.32 32.33 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5
33.6 33.7 33.8 33.9 33.10 33.11
33.12
33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16 33.17 33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22 33.23 33.24 33.25 33.26 33.27 33.28 33.29 33.30 33.31
33.32
34.1 34.2 34.3
34.4 34.5
34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24 34.25 34.26 34.27 34.28 34.29 34.30 34.31 34.32 34.33 34.34
35.1
35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 35.7 35.8 35.9 35.10 35.11
35.12
35.13 35.14 35.15 35.16 35.17 35.18 35.19 35.20 35.21 35.22 35.23 35.24 35.25 35.26
35.27
35.28 35.29 35.30 35.31 36.1 36.2
36.3 36.4
36.5 36.6 36.7 36.8 36.9 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 36.15 36.16
36.17
36.18 36.19 36.20 36.21 36.22
36.23
36.24 36.25 36.26 36.27 36.28 36.29
36.30
37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7
37.8
37.9 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14
37.15
37.16 37.17 37.18 37.19 37.20 37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29 37.30 37.31 37.32 37.33 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6
38.7
38.8 38.9 38.10 38.11 38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16 38.17 38.18 38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24
38.25
38.26 38.27 38.28 38.29 38.30 38.31 38.32 38.33 39.1 39.2
39.3
39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7 39.8 39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15 39.16 39.17 39.18 39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22 39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28 39.29 39.30 39.31 39.32
39.33
40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.9 40.10 40.11
40.12 40.13 40.14 40.15 40.16 40.17 40.18 40.19 40.20 40.21 40.22 40.23 40.24
40.25
40.26 40.27 40.28 40.29 40.30 40.31 40.32 40.33 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 41.5 41.6 41.7 41.8 41.9 41.10 41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21 41.22 41.23 41.24 41.25 41.26 41.27 41.28 41.29 41.30 41.31 41.32 41.33 41.34
41.35
42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8 42.9 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13 42.14 42.15
42.16
42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20 42.21 42.22 42.23 42.24 42.25 42.26 42.27 42.28 42.29 42.30 42.31 42.32 42.33 42.34 42.35 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 43.10 43.11 43.12 43.13 43.14
43.15 43.16
43.17 43.18 43.19 43.20 43.21 43.22 43.23 43.24 43.25 43.26 43.27 43.28 43.29 43.30 43.31 43.32 43.33 43.34 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 44.7 44.8 44.9 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14 44.15 44.16 44.17 44.18 44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22
44.23 44.24 44.25
44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 44.30 44.31
44.32 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6 45.7 45.8 45.9 45.10 45.11 45.12 45.13 45.14 45.15 45.16 45.17 45.18 45.19 45.20 45.21 45.22 45.23 45.24
45.25 45.26 45.27 45.28 45.29 45.30 45.31 45.32 45.33 45.34 45.35 46.1 46.2 46.3 46.4 46.5 46.6 46.7 46.8 46.9 46.10 46.11 46.12 46.13 46.14 46.15 46.16 46.17 46.18 46.19 46.20 46.21 46.22 46.23 46.24 46.25 46.26 46.27 46.28 46.29 46.30 46.31 46.32 46.33 46.34 46.35 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.5 47.6 47.7 47.8 47.9 47.10 47.11 47.12 47.13 47.14 47.15 47.16 47.17 47.18 47.19 47.20 47.21 47.22 47.23 47.24 47.25 47.26 47.27 47.28 47.29 47.30 47.31 47.32 47.33 47.34 47.35 47.36 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5 48.6 48.7 48.8 48.9 48.10 48.11 48.12 48.13 48.14 48.15 48.16 48.17 48.18 48.19 48.20 48.21 48.22 48.23 48.24 48.25 48.26 48.27 48.28 48.29 48.30 48.31 48.32
48.33 48.34 48.35 49.1 49.2 49.3 49.4 49.5 49.6 49.7 49.8 49.9 49.10 49.11 49.12 49.13 49.14 49.15 49.16 49.17 49.18 49.19 49.20
49.21 49.22 49.23 49.24 49.25 49.26 49.27 49.28 49.29 49.30 49.31 49.32 49.33 49.34 50.1 50.2
50.3 50.4 50.5 50.6 50.7
50.8 50.9 50.10 50.11 50.12 50.13 50.14 50.15 50.16 50.17 50.18
50.19 50.20 50.21 50.22 50.23
50.24
50.25 50.26 50.27
50.28
50.29 51.1 51.2
51.3 51.4
51.5 51.6 51.7 51.8 51.9 51.10 51.11 51.12 51.13 51.14 51.15 51.16 51.17 51.18 51.19 51.20
51.21 51.22 51.23 51.24 51.25 51.26 51.27 51.28 51.29 51.30 51.31 51.32 51.33 51.34 52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 52.5 52.6 52.7 52.8 52.9 52.10 52.11 52.12 52.13 52.14 52.15 52.16 52.17 52.18 52.19 52.20 52.21 52.22 52.23 52.24 52.25 52.26 52.27 52.28 52.29 52.30 52.31 52.32 52.33 52.34 52.35 52.36 52.37 52.38 52.39 52.40 52.41 52.42 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 53.10 53.11 53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16 53.17 53.18 53.19 53.20 53.21 53.22 53.23 53.24 53.25 53.26 53.27 53.28 53.29 53.30 53.31 53.32 53.33 53.34 53.35 53.36 53.37 53.38 53.39 53.40 53.41 53.42 53.43 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.7 54.8 54.9 54.10 54.11 54.12 54.13 54.14 54.15 54.16 54.17 54.18 54.19 54.20 54.21 54.22 54.23 54.24 54.25 54.26 54.27 54.28 54.29 54.30 54.31 54.32 54.33 54.34 54.35 54.36 54.37 54.38 54.39 54.40 54.41 54.42 54.43 55.1 55.2 55.3 55.4 55.5 55.6 55.7 55.8
55.9 55.10 55.11 55.12 55.13 55.14 55.15 55.16 55.17 55.18 55.19 55.20 55.21 55.22 55.23 55.24 55.25 55.26 55.27 55.28 55.29 55.30 55.31 55.32 55.33 55.34 55.35
56.1 56.2 56.3 56.4 56.5 56.6 56.7 56.8 56.9 56.10 56.11 56.12 56.13 56.14 56.15 56.16 56.17 56.18
56.19 56.20 56.21 56.22 56.23 56.24 56.25 56.26 56.27 56.28 56.29 56.30 56.31 56.32 56.33
56.34 57.1 57.2 57.3 57.4 57.5 57.6 57.7 57.8 57.9 57.10 57.11 57.12 57.13 57.14 57.15 57.16 57.17 57.18 57.19 57.20 57.21 57.22 57.23 57.24 57.25 57.26 57.27 57.28 57.29 57.30 57.31 57.32 57.33 57.34 57.35 57.36 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 58.6
58.7 58.8 58.9 58.10 58.11 58.12 58.13 58.14 58.15
58.16 58.17 58.18 58.19 58.20 58.21 58.22 58.23 58.24 58.25 58.26 58.27 58.28 58.29 58.30 58.31 58.32 58.33 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.9 59.10 59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15 59.16 59.17 59.18 59.19 59.20 59.21 59.22 59.23 59.24 59.25
59.26 59.27 59.28 59.29 59.30 59.31 59.32 59.33 59.34 59.35 60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 60.5 60.6 60.7 60.8 60.9 60.10 60.11 60.12 60.13 60.14 60.15 60.16 60.17 60.18 60.19 60.20 60.21 60.22 60.23
60.24 60.25 60.26 60.27 60.28 60.29 60.30 60.31 60.32 60.33 60.34 60.35 61.1 61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5 61.6 61.7 61.8 61.9 61.10 61.11 61.12 61.13 61.14 61.15 61.16 61.17 61.18 61.19 61.20 61.21 61.22 61.23 61.24 61.25 61.26 61.27 61.28 61.29 61.30 61.31 61.32 61.33 61.34 61.35
62.1 62.2 62.3 62.4 62.5 62.6 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.10 62.11 62.12 62.13 62.14 62.15 62.16 62.17 62.18 62.19 62.20 62.21 62.22 62.23 62.24 62.25 62.26 62.27 62.28 62.29 62.30 62.31 62.32 62.33 62.34 62.35 62.36 63.1 63.2 63.3
63.4 63.5 63.6 63.7 63.8 63.9 63.10 63.11 63.12 63.13 63.14 63.15 63.16 63.17 63.18 63.19 63.20 63.21 63.22 63.23 63.24 63.25 63.26 63.27 63.28 63.29 63.30 63.31 63.32 63.33 63.34 63.35 64.1 64.2
64.3 64.4 64.5 64.6 64.7 64.8 64.9 64.10 64.11 64.12 64.13 64.14 64.15 64.16 64.17 64.18 64.19 64.20 64.21 64.22 64.23 64.24 64.25 64.26 64.27 64.28 64.29 64.30 64.31 64.32
64.33 65.1 65.2 65.3 65.4 65.5 65.6 65.7 65.8 65.9 65.10 65.11 65.12 65.13 65.14 65.15 65.16 65.17 65.18 65.19 65.20 65.21 65.22 65.23 65.24 65.25 65.26 65.27
65.28 65.29
65.30 65.31 65.32 65.33 65.34 65.35 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 66.5 66.6 66.7 66.8 66.9 66.10 66.11
66.12 66.13 66.14 66.15 66.16
66.17 66.18 66.19 66.20 66.21 66.22 66.23 66.24 66.25 66.26 66.27 66.28 66.29 66.30 66.31 66.32 67.1 67.2 67.3 67.4 67.5 67.6 67.7 67.8 67.9 67.10 67.11
67.12
67.13 67.14 67.15 67.16 67.17 67.18 67.19 67.20 67.21 67.22 67.23 67.24 67.25 67.26 67.27 67.28 67.29
67.30
67.31 67.32 67.33 68.1 68.2 68.3 68.4 68.5 68.6 68.7 68.8 68.9 68.10 68.11 68.12 68.13 68.14 68.15 68.16 68.17 68.18 68.19 68.20 68.21 68.22 68.23 68.24 68.25 68.26 68.27
68.28 68.29 68.30 68.31 68.32 68.33 68.34 68.35 69.1 69.2 69.3 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.7 69.8 69.9 69.10 69.11 69.12 69.13 69.14 69.15 69.16 69.17 69.18 69.19 69.20 69.21 69.22 69.23 69.24 69.25 69.26 69.27 69.28
69.29 69.30 69.31 69.32 69.33 69.34 70.1 70.2 70.3 70.4 70.5 70.6 70.7 70.8 70.9 70.10 70.11 70.12 70.13 70.14 70.15 70.16
70.17 70.18 70.19 70.20 70.21 70.22 70.23 70.24 70.25 70.26 70.27 70.28 70.29 70.30 70.31 70.32 70.33 70.34 70.35 71.1 71.2 71.3 71.4 71.5 71.6 71.7 71.8 71.9 71.10 71.11 71.12 71.13 71.14 71.15 71.16 71.17 71.18 71.19 71.20 71.21 71.22 71.23 71.24 71.25 71.26 71.27 71.28 71.29 71.30 71.31 71.32 71.33 71.34 71.35 71.36 71.37 71.38 71.39 72.1 72.2 72.3 72.4 72.5 72.6 72.7 72.8 72.9 72.10 72.11 72.12 72.13 72.14 72.15 72.16 72.17 72.18 72.19 72.20 72.21 72.22 72.23 72.24 72.25 72.26 72.27 72.28 72.29 72.30 72.31 72.32 72.33 72.34 72.35 72.36 72.37 72.38 73.1 73.2 73.3 73.4 73.5 73.6 73.7 73.8 73.9 73.10 73.11 73.12 73.13 73.14 73.15 73.16 73.17 73.18 73.19 73.20 73.21 73.22 73.23 73.24 73.25 73.26 73.27 73.28 73.29 73.30 73.31 73.32 73.33 73.34 73.35 73.36
74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5 74.6 74.7 74.8 74.9 74.10 74.11 74.12 74.13 74.14 74.15 74.16 74.17 74.18 74.19 74.20 74.21 74.22 74.23 74.24 74.25 74.26 74.27 74.28 74.29 74.30 74.31 74.32 74.33 74.34 75.1 75.2 75.3 75.4 75.5 75.6 75.7
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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; modifying or adding provisions related to geotechnical
investigations before eminent domain proceedings, streets and highways,
highway safety rest areas, highway construction bids and training, town road
abandonment, bridges, special mobile equipment, motor vehicle titles, motor
vehicle transfers, traffic regulations, flammable liquid definition, drivers' licenses
and identification cards, the Real ID Act, traffic-control signals, transportation
goals and mission, statewide transportation plan, metropolitan transportation
system performance evaluations, transportation contracts, rail service
improvement, use of rail bank property, towing, transit and paratransit, special
transportation, small vehicle passenger service, transportation accessibility,
transit ways and facilities, light rail transit, vehicle license plates, vehicle size
and weight restrictions, vehicle load limits and permits, paper product vehicle
routes and permits, definition of full-size pickup truck, vehicle idle reduction
technology, commercial vehicles and drivers, vehicle registration, insurance
requirements for vehicles owned by charitable organizations, the Unified Carrier
Registration Agreement, household goods movers, obsolete motor carrier laws
and conforming changes, railroad company requirements, the position of state
rail safety inspector, and the Railroad Walkways Safety Act; requiring studies
and reports; imposing penalties; making clarifying and technical changes;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 117.041, by
adding a subdivision; 160.02, subdivision 19, by adding a subdivision; 161.14,
subdivision 18, by adding subdivisions; 161.32, subdivisions 1, 1b, 4; 164.06,
subdivision 2; 165.01; 165.03; 168.011, subdivision 22; 168.013, subdivision
1e; 168.10, subdivisions 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1g, 1h, 1i; 168.12, subdivisions 1, 2,
2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e; 168A.01, by adding a subdivision; 168A.05, subdivisions
3, 5; 168A.10, subdivision 1; 168A.101; 168A.151, subdivision 1; 168A.153;
168B.04, subdivision 2; 169.01, subdivisions 4c, 19, 20, 78, by adding a
subdivision; 169.041, subdivisions 1, 2; 169.06, subdivision 5; 169.14,
subdivision 2; 169.34; 169.471, subdivision 1; 169.781; 169.782, subdivision
1; 169.783, subdivision 1; 169.81, subdivisions 2, 3c; 169.823, subdivision
1; 169.824, subdivision 2; 169.8261; 169.86, subdivision 5, by adding a
subdivision; 169.862; 169.864, subdivisions 1, 2; 169.87, subdivision 4; 171.01,
by adding a subdivision; 171.02, subdivision 1; 171.06, subdivision 3; 171.07,
subdivisions 1, 3; 171.14; 174.01, subdivision 2; 174.02, subdivision 1a; 174.03,
subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions; 174.24, subdivision 2a; 174.255, by
adding a subdivision; 174.29, by adding subdivisions; 174.30, subdivisions 4, 9;
174.64, subdivisions 2, 4; 174.66; 218.021, subdivision 1; 218.041, subdivision
6; 221.011, subdivision 8, by adding a subdivision; 221.025; 221.026; 221.031,
subdivisions 1, 6; 221.0314, subdivision 9, by adding a subdivision; 221.033,
subdivision 2d; 221.036, subdivisions 1, 3; 221.037, subdivision 1; 221.091,
subdivision 2; 221.131; 221.132; 221.141, subdivisions 1, 4; 221.185; 221.221,
subdivision 3; 221.231; 221.291, subdivision 4; 221.60, subdivision 1, by
adding a subdivision; 222.50, subdivision 7; 222.63, subdivision 4, by adding
a subdivision; 299F.60, subdivision 1; 299J.16, subdivision 1; 325F.665, by
adding a subdivision; 473.1466; 473.166; 473.386, subdivisions 1, 2, 2a, 3;
473.399; 473.3993, subdivisions 1, 3, by adding a subdivision; 473.3994;
473.3997; 473.4051; 473.408, by adding a subdivision; Laws 2005, First
Special Session chapter 1, article 4, section 39; proposing coding for new law
in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 160; 161; 169; 174; 219; 221; 473; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 168A.05, subdivision 5a; 174.65; 221.011,
subdivisions 24, 25, 28, 29, 38, 41, 44, 45; 221.0252, subdivision 7; 221.072;
221.111; 221.121, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6a, 6c, 6d, 6e, 6f, 7; 221.122;
221.123; 221.131, subdivisions 2a, 3; 221.141, subdivision 6; 221.151; 221.152;
221.153, subdivisions 1, 2; 221.161; 221.171; 221.172, subdivisions 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8; 221.296, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; 221.60, subdivisions 2, 3, 3a, 4,
5, 6; 221.601; 221.602; 325E.0951, subdivision 3a; 473.1465; 473.247; Laws
1999, chapter 230, section 44.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

ARTICLE 1

TRANSPORTATION POLICY

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 117.041, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Geotechnical investigation before eminent domain proceedings. new text end

new text begin (a) A
state agency by order of the commissioner or a political subdivision by resolution may
enter property for purposes of investigation, monitoring, testing, surveying, boring, or
other similar activities necessary or appropriate to perform geotechnical investigations.
new text end

new text begin (b) At least ten days before entering the property, the state agency or political
subdivision must serve notice on the property owner requesting permission to enter the
property, stating the approximate time and purpose of the entry, and giving the owner the
option of refusing entry. If the property owner refuses to consent to the entry, the state
agency or political subdivision must apply for a court order authorizing the entry and the
removal of any sample or portion from the property, giving notice of the court order to the
property owner. The court shall issue an order if the state agency or political subdivision
meets the standards in paragraph (a). Notices under this paragraph must be served in the
same manner as a summons in a civil action.
new text end

new text begin (c) The state agency or political subdivision must not cause any unnecessary damage
to the property and must compensate the property owner for any damages actually incurred
as a result of the geotechnical investigations.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 160.02, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 18a. new text end

new text begin Expressway. new text end

new text begin "Expressway" means a divided highway with partial
control of access.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 160.02, subdivision 19, is amended to read:


Subd. 19.

Freeway deleted text beginor expresswaydeleted text end.

"Freeway" deleted text beginor "expressway"deleted text end means a divideddeleted text begin,
controlled-access
deleted text end highway with deleted text beginfour or more lanesdeleted text endnew text begin full control of accessnew text end.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.14, subdivision 18, is amended to read:


Subd. 18.

Voyageur Highway.

The following route is named and designated the
"Voyageur Highway":

(a) Beginning at a point on Trunk Highway No. 26 on the boundary line between
the states of Minnesota and Iowa; thence northerly along Trunk Highway No. 26 to its
junction with Trunk Highway No. 61; thence northwesterly along Trunk Highway No.
61 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 10 in the city of St. Paul; thence extending
in a general northwesterly direction along Trunk Highway No. 10 to its junction with
Trunk Highway No. 371 at Little Falls; thence extending in a general northerly direction
along Trunk Highway No. 371 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 210 at Brainerd;
thence northeasterly along Trunk Highway No. 210 to its junction with Trunk Highway
No. 169 at Aitkin; thence in a general northerly direction along Trunk Highway No. 169
to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 2 at Grand Rapids; thence northwesterly along
Trunk Highway No. 2 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 71 at Bemidji; thence
northeasterly along Trunk Highway No. 71 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 11
at Pelland; thence northeasterly along Trunk Highway No. 11 to its junction with Trunk
Highway No. 53 at International Falls; thence southeasterly along Trunk Highway No. 53
to its junction with deleted text beginTrunk Highway No. 61deleted text end new text beginCentral Entrancenew text end at Duluthdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin. Beginning at a
point on Trunk Highway No. 61 at its junction with Interstate Highway 35 and
new text end thence
northeasterly along Trunk Highway No. 61 to the boundary line between the state of
Minnesota and the province of Ontario, Canada.

(b) The route of the Voyageur Highway designated and described in clause (a) is
supplemented by legs or alternative routes described as follows:

Beginning at a point on Trunk Highway No. 1 at its junction with Trunk Highway
No. 61 northerly of Silver Bay; thence northwesterly along Trunk Highway No. 1 to Ely;
thence southwesterly along Trunk Highway No. 1 to its junction with Trunk Highway No.
169; thence southerly and westerly along Trunk Highway No. 169 to its junction with
Trunk Highway No. 53, and there terminating.

Beginning at a point on Trunk Highway No. 11 at its junction with Trunk Highway
No. 53 at International Falls; thence easterly along Trunk Highway No. 11 to its easterly
terminus near Island View.

Beginning at a point on Trunk Highway No. 33 at its junction with Interstate
Highway marked I-35 southerly of Cloquet, thence northerly along Trunk Highway No.
33 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 53.

(c) The commissioner of transportation shall:

(1) adopt a suitable marking design of signs or informational plaques;

(2) effect the installation of such signs or plaques in public waysides or other public
areas as approved and designated by the commissioner.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.14, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 57. new text end

new text begin Walter F. Mondale Drive. new text end

new text begin Trunk Highway marked 53 from its
intersection with Superior Street to its intersection with Central Entrance in the city of
Duluth, as signed on the effective date of this section, is designated "Walter F. Mondale
Drive." Subject to section 161.139, the commissioner of transportation shall adopt a
suitable marking design to mark this highway and erect appropriate signs.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.14, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 58. new text end

new text begin Dallas Sams Memorial Highway. new text end

new text begin That portion of Legislative Route No.
2, signed as Trunk Highway 210 on the date of final enactment of this section, from
the city of Motley to the city of Staples, is designated as the "Dallas Sams Memorial
Highway." The commissioner of transportation shall adopt a suitable design to mark this
highway and erect appropriate signs, subject to section 161.139.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.32, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Advertisement for bids.

The commissioner may conduct the work
or any part of the work incidental to the construction and maintenance of the trunk
highways by labor employed to do the work or by contract. In cases of construction work,
the commissioner shall first advertise for bids for contracts, and if no satisfactory bids are
received, may either reject all bids and readvertise, or do the work by labor employed to
do the work. Except as provided in subdivision 3 or 4, when work is to be done under
contract, the commissioner shall advertise for bids once each week for three successive
weeks prior to the date the bids are to be received. The advertisement for bids must be
published deleted text beginin a newspaper or other periodical of general circulation in the state and may be
placed
deleted text end on the Internet. The plans and specifications for the proposed work must be on file
in the commissioner's office prior to the first call for bids.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.32, subdivision 1b, is amended to read:


Subd. 1b.

Lowest responsible bidder; electronic bids.

Bidders may submit
bids electronically in a form and manner required by the commissioner; however, the
commissioner may require that all bids deleted text beginof $5,000,000 and overdeleted text end for trunk highway contracts
must be submitted electronically.new text begin Notwithstanding section 13.591, subdivision 3, or any
other law or rule to the contrary, bids are not required to be opened and read in public if
the commissioner publishes the public data specified by section 13.591, subdivision 3,
on a state Web site immediately after the deadline for receipt of bids has passed. Bids
for federal-aid highway projects must be conducted in accordance with Code of Federal
Regulations, title 23, section 635.
new text end Trunk highway construction contracts, including
design-build contracts, must be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, taking into
consideration conformity with the specifications, the purpose for which the contract or
purchase is intended, the status and capability of the vendor, and other considerations
imposed in the call for bids. The commissioner may decide which is the lowest responsible
bidder for all contracts and may use the principles of life-cycle costing, when appropriate,
in determining the lowest overall bid. Any or all bids may be rejected. When competitive
bids are required and all bids are rejected, new bids, if solicited, must be called for as in
the first instance, unless otherwise provided by law.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.32, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Trunk highways damaged by spring breakup.

Contracts may be
let for the repair and restoration of trunk highways damaged by spring breakup upon
advertisement for bids deleted text beginand publication thereof in a newspaper or periodical of general
circulation
deleted text end for a period of one week prior to the date such bids are to be received, and
upon the mailing of such advertisements to all contractors who have filed a written request
therefor.

Sec. 10.

new text begin [161.3203] CONTRACTS FOR WORK, SUPPLIES, OR MATERIALS
FOR TRUNK HIGHWAY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Privatization transportation contracts. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this
section, "privatization transportation contract" means an enforceable agreement, or
combination or series of agreements, by which a private contractor agrees with the
commissioner of transportation to provide work, supplies, or materials (1) that is incidental
to the construction or improvement of trunk highways, including but not limited to
predesign, design, and preliminary engineering, or (2) for maintenance of trunk highways.
A privatization transportation contract does not include a design-build contract as defined
in section 161.3410, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Applicability. new text end

new text begin This section applies to privatization transportation contracts
in a total amount of $25,000 or more. The requirements imposed by this section are in
addition to, and do not supersede, the requirements of any other applicable section of law.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Review of contract costs. new text end

new text begin (a) Before entering into a privatization
transportation contract, the commissioner of transportation shall prepare a comprehensive
written estimate of the cost of having the same work, supplies, or materials provided in the
most cost-effective manner by agency employees. The cost estimate must include all costs
of having agency employees provide the work, supplies, or materials, including the cost
of pension, insurance, and other employee benefits. The cost estimate is nonpublic data,
as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 9, until the day after the deadline for receipt of
responses under paragraph (b), when it becomes public data.
new text end

new text begin (b) After soliciting and receiving responses, the commissioner shall publicly
designate the responder to which it proposes to award the privatization contract. The
commissioner shall prepare a comprehensive written estimate of the cost of the proposal
based on the designated responder's bid, including the cost of a transition from public
to private provision of the work, any additional unemployment and retirement benefits
resulting from the transfer, and costs associated with monitoring the proposed contract. If
the designated responder proposes to perform any or all of the desired services outside the
state, the commissioner of transportation shall include in the cost estimate, as nearly as
possible, any loss of sales and income tax revenue to the state. The cost estimate must
not include trade secret data which is classified as nonpublic data under section 13.37,
subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (c) Before entering into a privatization transportation contract for $250,000 or more,
the commissioner shall determine that:
new text end

new text begin (1) the cost estimated under paragraph (b) will be lower than the cost estimated
under paragraph (a);
new text end

new text begin (2) the quality of the work, supplies, or materials to be provided by the designated
responder is likely to equal or exceed the quality of services that could be provided by
Department of Transportation employees; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the proposed privatization contract is in the public interest.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Reports. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall provide, no later than September 1, an
annual written report to the legislature, in compliance with sections 3.195 and 3.197, and
shall submit the report to the chairs of the senate and house of representatives committees
having jurisdiction over transportation. The report must list all privatization transportation
contracts within the meaning of this section that were executed or performed, whether
wholly or in part, in the previous fiscal year. The report must identify, with respect to each
contract: the contractor; contract amount; duration; work, supplies, or materials provided
or to be provided; the comprehensive estimate derived under subdivision 3, paragraph (a);
the comprehensive estimate derived under subdivision 3, paragraph (b); the actual cost to
the agency of the contractor's performance of the contract; and for contracts of at least
$250,000, a statement containing the commissioner's determinations under subdivision 3,
paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Short title. new text end

new text begin This section may be cited as the "Taxpayers' Transportation
Accountability Act."
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 164.06, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Extinguishing interest in abandoned road.

(a) After providing notice
deleted text begin under section 366.01, subdivision 8deleted text endnew text begin as required in paragraph (c)new text end, the town board may by
resolution disclaim and extinguish a town interest in a town road without action under
subdivision 1 if:

(1) the extinguishment is found by the town board to be in the public interest;

(2) the interest is not a fee interest;

(3) the interest was established more than 25 years earlier;

(4) the interest is not recorded or filed with the county recorder;

(5) no road improvement has been constructed on a right-of-way affected by the
interest within the last 25 years; and

(6) no road maintenance on a right-of-way affected by the interest has occurred
within the last 25 years.

(b) The resolution shall be filed with the county auditor and recorded with the
county recorder.

new text begin (c) Before the meeting on any resolution to disclaim and extinguish a town interest
in a town road under this subdivision, the town board shall provide notice to affected
landowners in the same manner as a petitioner under section 164.07, subdivision 2. A
notice must also be posted as provided under section 366.01, subdivision 8.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 165.01, is amended to read:


165.01 DEFINITIONS.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Scope. new text end

For the purposes of this chapter, the terms defined in new text beginthis
section and
new text endsection 160.02 deleted text beginshalldeleted text end have the deleted text beginsamedeleted text end meaningsnew text begin given themnew text end.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin AASHTO manual. new text end

new text begin "AASHTO manual" means the Manual for Condition
Evaluation of Bridges, published by the American Association of State Highway and
Transportation Officials.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 165.03, is amended to read:


165.03 STRENGTH OF BRIDGE; INSPECTION.

Subdivision 1.

Standards generally.

Each bridge, including a privately owned
bridge, must conform to the strength, width, clearance, and safety standards imposed
by the commissioner for the connecting highway or street. This subdivision applies to
a bridge that is constructed after August 1, 1989, on any public highway or street. The
bridge must have sufficient strength to support with safety the maximum vehicle weights
allowed under sections 169.822 to 169.829 and must have the minimum width specified
in section 165.04, subdivision 3.

new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Inspection. new text end

new text begin (a) Each bridge must be inspected annually, unless a longer
interval not to exceed two years for bridges or four years for bridges classified as culverts
is authorized by the commissioner. The commissioner's authorization must be based
on factors including, but not limited to, the age and condition of the bridge, the rate of
deterioration of the bridge, the type of structure, the susceptibility of the bridge to failure,
and the characteristics of traffic on the bridge. The commissioner may require interim
inspections at intervals of less than one year on bridges that are posted, bridges subjected
to extreme scour conditions, bridges subject to significant substructure movement or
settlement, and for other reasons as specified or inferred in the AASHTO manual.
new text end

new text begin (b) The thoroughness of each inspection depends on such factors as age, traffic
characteristics, state of maintenance, and known deficiencies. The evaluation of these
factors is the responsibility of the engineer assigned the responsibility for inspection as
defined by rule adopted by the commissioner of transportation.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Inspection and inventory responsibilities; rules; forms.

(a) The
commissioner of transportation shall adopt official inventory and bridge inspection report
forms for use in making bridge inspections by the owners or highway authorities specified
by this subdivision. deleted text beginBridgedeleted text end Inspections deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be made at regular intervals, not to
exceed two yearsnew text begin for bridges and not to exceed four years for culvertsnew text end, by the following
owner or official:

(1) the commissioner of transportation for all bridges located wholly or partially
within or over the right-of-way of a state trunk highway;

(2) the county highway engineer for all bridges located wholly or partially within
or over the right-of-way of any county or deleted text begintownshipdeleted text endnew text begin townnew text end road, or any street within a
municipality deleted text beginwhichdeleted text endnew text begin thatnew text end does not have a city engineer regularly employed;

(3) the city engineer for all bridges located wholly or partially within or over the
right-of-way of any street located within or along municipal limits;

(4) the commissioner of transportation in case of a toll bridge that is used by the
general public and that is not inspected and certified under subdivision 6; provided, that the
commissioner of transportation may assess the owner for the costs of deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end inspection;

(5) the owner of a bridge over a public highway or street or that carries a roadway
designated for public use by a public authority, if not required to be inventoried and
inspected under clause (1), (2), (3), or (4).

(b) The commissioner of transportation shall prescribe the standards for bridge
inspection and inventory by rules. The owner or highway authority shall inspect and
inventory in accordance with these standards and furnish the commissioner with such data
as may be necessary to maintain a central inventory.

Subd. 3.

County inventory and inspection records and reports.

The county
engineer shall maintain a complete inventory record of all bridges as set forth in
subdivision 2, new text beginparagraph (a), new text endclause (2), with the inspection reports thereof, and shall
certify annually to the commissioner, as prescribed by the commissioner, that inspections
have been made at regular intervalsnew text begin,new text end not to exceed two yearsnew text begin for bridges and not to
exceed four years for culverts
new text end. A report of the inspections deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be filed annually,
on or before February 15 of each year, with the county auditor or town clerk, or the
governing body of the municipality. The report deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end contain recommendations for
the correction ofdeleted text begin,deleted text end or legal posting of load limits on any bridge or structure that is found to
be understrength or unsafe.

Subd. 4.

Municipal inventory and inspection records and reports.

The
city engineer shall maintain a complete inventory record of all bridges as set forth in
subdivision 2, new text beginparagraph (a), new text endclause (3), with the inspection reports thereof, and shall
certify annually to the commissioner, as prescribed by the commissioner, that inspections
have been made at regular intervalsnew text begin,new text end not to exceed two yearsnew text begin for bridges and not to exceed
four years for culverts
new text end. A report of the inspections deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be filed annually, on or
before February 15 of each year, with the governing body of the municipality. The report
deleted text begin shalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end contain recommendations for the correction ofdeleted text begin,deleted text end or legal posting of load limits
on any bridge or structure that is found to be understrength or unsafe.

Subd. 5.

Agreement.

Agreements may be made among the various units of
governments, or between governmental units and qualified engineering personnel to
carry out the responsibilities for the bridge inspections and reports, as established by
subdivision 2.

Subd. 6.

Other bridges.

The owner of a toll bridge and the owner of a bridge
described in subdivision 2, new text beginparagraph (a), new text endclause (5), shall certify to the commissioner, as
prescribed by the commissioner, that inspections of the bridge have been made at regular
intervalsnew text begin,new text end not to exceed two yearsnew text begin for bridges and not to exceed four years for culvertsnew text end.
The certification deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be accompanied by a report of the inspection. The report deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin
must
new text end contain recommendations for the correction of or legal posting of load limitations if
the bridge is found to be understrength or unsafe.

Subd. 7.

Department of Natural Resources bridge.

(a) Notwithstanding
subdivision 2, the commissioners of transportation and natural resources shall negotiate a
memorandum of understanding that governs the inspection of bridges owned, operated,
or maintained by the commissioner of natural resources.

(b) The memorandum of understanding must provide for:

(1) the inspection and inventory of bridges subject to federal law or regulations;

(2) the frequency of inspection of bridges described in paragraph (a); and

(3) who may perform inspections required under the memorandum of understanding.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.011, subdivision 22, is amended to read:


Subd. 22.

Special mobile equipment.

"Special mobile equipment" means every
vehicle not designed or used primarily for the transportation of persons or property
and only incidentally operated or moved over a highway, including but not limited to:
ditch-digging apparatuses, moving dollies, pump hoists and other water well-drilling
equipment registered under chapter 103I,new text begin vehicle-mounted concrete pumps with or
without placement booms,
new text end street-sweeping vehicles, and other machinery such as
asphalt spreaders, bituminous mixers, bucket loaders, tractors other than truck-tractors,
ditchers, leveling graders, finishing machines, motor graders, road rollers, scarifiers,
truck-mounted log loaders, earth-moving carryalls, scrapers, power shovels, draglines,
self-propelled cranes, and earth-moving equipment. The term does not include travel
trailers, dump trucks, truck-mounted transit mixers, truck-mounted feed grinders, or other
motor vehicles designed for the transportation of persons or property to which machinery
has been attached.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168A.01, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Commissioner. new text end

new text begin "Commissioner" means the commissioner of public
safety.
new text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168A.05, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Content of certificate.

Each certificate of title issued by the department
shall contain:

(1) the date issued;

(2) the first, middle, and last namesdeleted text begin,deleted text end new text beginand new text endthe dates of birthdeleted text begin, and addressesdeleted text end of all
owners who are natural persons, new text beginand new text endthe full names deleted text beginand addressesdeleted text end of all other owners;

(3) new text beginthe residence address of the owner listed first if that owner is a natural person or
the address if that owner is not a natural person;
new text end

new text begin (4) new text endthe names deleted text beginand addressesdeleted text end of any secured partiesnew text begin, and the address of the first
secured party, listed
new text end in the order of prioritynew text begin (i)new text end as shown on the application, ornew text begin (ii)new text end if the
application is based on a certificate of title, as shown on the certificate, ornew text begin (iii)new text end as otherwise
determined by the department;

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end any liens filed pursuant to a court order or by a public agency responsible for
child support enforcement against the owner;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end the title number assigned to the vehicle;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end a description of the vehicle including, so far as the following data exists, its
make, model, year, identifying number, type of body, whether new or used, and if a new
vehicle, the date of the first sale of the vehicle for use;

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end with respect tonew text begin anew text end motor deleted text beginvehiclesdeleted text endnew text begin vehiclenew text end subject to deleted text beginthe provisions ofdeleted text end section
325E.15,new text begin (i)new text end the true cumulative mileage registered on the odometer ornew text begin (ii)new text end that the actual
mileage is unknown if the odometer reading is known by the owner to be different from
the true mileage;

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (9)new text end with respect to deleted text beginvehiclesdeleted text endnew text begin a vehiclenew text end subject to sections 325F.6641 and
325F.6642, the appropriate term "flood damaged," "rebuilt," "prior salvage," or
"reconstructed";

deleted text begin (9)deleted text endnew text begin (10)new text end with respect to a vehicle contaminated by methamphetamine production, if
the registrar has received the certificate of title and notice described in section 152.0275,
subdivision 2
, paragraph (g), the term "hazardous waste contaminated vehicle"; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

deleted text begin (10) deleted text end new text begin (11) with respect to a vehicle subject to section 325F.665, the term "lemon law
vehicle"; and
new text end

new text begin (12) new text endany other data the department prescribes.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168A.05, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Forms.

(a) The certificate of title shall contain forms:

(1) for assignment and warranty of title by the owner;

(2) for assignment and warranty of title by a dealer;

(3) to apply for a certificate of title by a transferee;

(4) to name a secured party; and

(5) to make the disclosure required by section 325F.6641.

(b) The certificate of title must also include a separate detachable deleted text beginpostcarddeleted text endnew text begin formnew text end
entitled "Notice of Sale" that contains, but is not limited to, the vehicle's title number and
vehicle identification number. The deleted text beginpostcarddeleted text endnew text begin formnew text end must include sufficient space for the
owner to record the purchaser's name, address, and driver's license number, if any, and
the date of sale. The notice of sale must include clear instructions regarding the owner's
responsibility to complete and return the form, or to transmit the required information
electronically in a form acceptable to the commissioner, pursuant to section 168A.10,
subdivision 1
.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168A.10, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Assignment and warranty of title; mileage; notice of sale.

If an
owner transfers interest in a vehicle other than by the creation of a security interest, the
owner shall at the time of the delivery of the vehicle execute an assignment and warranty
of title to the transferee and shall state the actual selling price in the space provided on
the certificate. Within ten days of the date of sale, other than a sale by or to a licensed
motor vehicle dealer, the owner shall: (1) complete, detach, and return to the department
the deleted text beginpostcarddeleted text endnew text begin formnew text end on the certificate entitled "Notice of Sale," if one is provided, including
the transferee's name, address, and driver's license number, if any, and the date of sale; or
(2) transmit this information electronically in a form acceptable to the commissioner. With
respect to motor vehicles subject to the provisions of section 325E.15, the transferor shall
also, in the space provided therefor on the certificate, state the true cumulative mileage
registered on the odometer or that the actual mileage is unknown if the odometer reading
is known by the transferor to be different from the true mileage. The transferor shall cause
the certificate and assignment to be delivered to the transferee immediately.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168A.101, is amended to read:


168A.101 CANCELLATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE SALE.

Subdivision 1.

Required documentation.

If the parties cancel a purchase of a
motor vehicle after the transfer of interest, they must submit within 90 days of the original
purchase date the following items:

(1) deleted text beginthe outstanding certificate of title with proper assignment; anddeleted text endnew text begin a written claim
for refund;
new text end

(2) an affidavit correcting ownership signed by the partiesdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the outstanding certificate of title, if available, with proper assignment.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Refunds.

A party may be eligible for a refund of taxes deleted text beginand feesdeleted text endnew text begin paid
pursuant to chapter 297B
new text end only if the items indicated in subdivision 1 are submitted within
the 90-day time frame unless otherwise provided by law.new text begin No other taxes or fees paid may
be refunded due to the cancellation of a motor vehicle sale.
new text end

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168A.151, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Salvage titles.

(a) When an insurer, licensed to conduct business in
Minnesota, acquires ownership of a late-model or high-value vehicle through payment
of damages, the insurer shall immediately apply for a salvage certificate of title or shall
stamp the existing certificate of title with the legend "SALVAGE CERTIFICATE OF
TITLE" in a manner prescribed by the department. Within 48 hours of taking possession
of a vehicle through payment of damages, an insurer must notify the department in a
manner prescribed by the department.

(b) deleted text beginAny person who acquires a damaged motor vehicle with an out-of-state title and
the cost of repairs exceeds the value of the damaged vehicle or a motor vehicle with an
out-of-state salvage title or certificate, as proof of ownership, shall immediately apply for
a salvage certificate of title.
deleted text endnew text begin A person shall immediately apply for a salvage certificate
of title if the person acquires a damaged late-model or high-value motor vehicle with an
out-of-state title, and the vehicle:
new text end

new text begin (1) is a vehicle that was acquired by an insurer through payment of damages;new text end

new text begin (2) is a vehicle for which the cost of repairs exceeds the value of the damaged
vehicle; or
new text end

new text begin (3) has an out-of-state salvage certificate of title as proof of ownership.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endA self-insured owner of a late-model or high-value vehicle who sustains damage
by collision or other occurrence which exceeds 70 percent of its actual cash value
shall immediately apply for a salvage certificate of title. Damage, for the purpose of
this calculation, does not include the actual cost incurred to repair, replace, or reinstall
inflatable safety restraints and other vehicle components that must be replaced due to the
deployment of the inflatable safety restraints.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168A.153, is amended to read:


168A.153 REPORT OF VEHICLE RECEIPTdeleted text begin; SURRENDER OF
CERTIFICATE
deleted text end.

Subdivision 1.

Older model vehicle.

A dealer who buys an older model vehicle
to be dismantled or destroyed shall report to the department within 30 days including
the vehicle's license plate number and identification number, and the seller's name and
driver's license number.

Subd. 2.

Late-model or high-value vehicle.

A dealer who buys a late-model or
high-value vehicle to be dismantled or destroyed shall notify the secured party, if any, and
deleted text begin then surrender the certificate of title and a properly completed application for a salvage
certificate of title to the department within ten days
deleted text endnew text begin the commissioner in the manner
prescribed in subdivision 3. The dealer must then properly destroy the certificate of title
new text end.

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Notification on vehicle to be dismantled or destroyed; service fee.
new text end

new text begin Within the time frames prescribed in subdivisions 1 and 2 of acquiring a vehicle titled and
registered in Minnesota, a dealer shall notify the registrar that the dealership purchased the
vehicle to be dismantled or destroyed. The notification must be made electronically as
prescribed by the registrar. The dealer may contract this service to a deputy registrar and
the registrar may charge a fee not to exceed $7 per transaction to provide this service.
new text end

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.01, subdivision 4c, is amended to read:


Subd. 4c.

Motorized foot scooter.

"Motorized foot scooter" means a device with
handlebars designed to be stood or sat upon by the operator, and powered by an internal
combustion engine or electric motor that is capable of propelling the device with or without
human propulsion, and that has deleted text begineither (1)deleted text end no more than two deleted text beginten-inchdeleted text endnew text begin 12-inchnew text end or smaller
diameter wheels deleted text beginor (2)deleted text endnew text begin and hasnew text end an engine or motor that is capable of a maximum speed of
15 miles per hour on a flat surface with not more than one percent grade in any direction
when the motor is engaged. An electric personal assistive mobility device, a motorized
bicycle, an electric-assisted bicycle, or a motorcycle is not a motorized foot scooter.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.01, subdivision 19, is amended to read:


Subd. 19.

Explosives.

"Explosives" deleted text beginmeans any chemical compound or mechanical
mixture that is commonly used or intended for the purpose of producing an explosion
and which contains any oxidizing and combustive units or other ingredients in such
proportions, quantities, or packing that an ignition by fire, by friction, by concussion, by
percussion, or by detonator of any part of the compound or mixture may cause such a
sudden generation of highly heated gases that the resultant gaseous pressures are capable
of producing destructible effects on contiguous objects or of destroying life or limb
deleted text endnew text begin has
the meaning given in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 173.50
new text end.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.01, subdivision 20, is amended to read:


Subd. 20.

Flammable liquid.

"Flammable liquid" deleted text beginmeansdeleted text enddeleted text begin any liquid which has a
flash point of 70 degrees Fahrenheit, or less, as determined by a tagliabue or equivalent
closed cup test device
deleted text endnew text begin has the meaning given in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49,
section 173.120
new text end.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 92. new text end

new text begin Valid license; valid driver's license. new text end

new text begin "Valid license," "valid driver's
license," "valid Minnesota driver's license," "valid standard driver's license," or other
similar term, has the meaning given in section 171.01, subdivision 49a.
new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.06, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Traffic-control signal.

(a) Whenever traffic is controlled by traffic-control
signals exhibiting different colored lights, or colored lighted arrows, successively one at a
time or in combination, only the colors Green, Red, and Yellow shall be used, except for
special pedestrian signals carrying a word or legend. The traffic-control signal lights or
colored lighted arrows indicate and apply to drivers of vehicles and pedestrians as follows:

(1) Green indication:

(i) Vehicular traffic facing a circular green signal may proceed straight through or
turn right or left unless a sign at such place prohibits either turn. But vehicular traffic,
including vehicles turning right or left, shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles
and to pedestrians lawfully within the intersection or adjacent crosswalk at the time this
signal is exhibited.

(ii) Vehicular traffic facing a green arrow signal, shown alone or in combination with
another indication, may cautiously enter the intersection only to make the movement
indicated by the arrow, or other movement as permitted by other indications shown at the
same time. Such vehicular traffic shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully
within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection.

(iii) Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian-control signal as provided in
subdivision 6, pedestrians facing any green signal, except when the sole green signal is a
turn arrow, may proceed across the roadway within any marked or unmarked crosswalk.
Every driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to such pedestrian, except that the
pedestrian shall yield the right-of-way to vehicles lawfully within the intersection at the
time that the green signal indication is first shown.

(2) Steady yellow indication:

(i) Vehicular traffic facing a new text beginsteady new text endcircular yellownew text begin or yellow arrownew text end signal is thereby
warned that the related green movement is being terminated or that a red indication will be
exhibited immediately thereafter when vehicular traffic must not enter the intersection,
except for the continued movement allowed by any green arrow indication simultaneously
exhibited.

(ii) Pedestrians facing a circular yellow signal, unless otherwise directed by a
pedestrian-control signal as provided in subdivision 6, are thereby advised that there is
insufficient time to cross the roadway before a red indication is shown and no pedestrian
shall then start to cross the roadway.

deleted text begin (iii) Vehicular traffic facing a steady yellow arrow signal is thereby warned that
the protected vehicular movement permitted by the corresponding prior green arrow
indication is being terminated.
deleted text end

(3) Steady red indication:

(i) Vehicular traffic facing a circular red signal alone must stop at a clearly marked
stop line but, if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection
or, if none, then before entering the intersection and shall remain standing until a green
indication is shown, except as follows: (A) the driver of a vehicle stopped as close
as practicable at the entrance to the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or,
if none, then at the entrance to the intersection in obedience to a red or stop signal,
and with the intention of making a right turn may make the right turn, after stopping,
unless an official sign has been erected prohibiting such movement, but shall yield the
right-of-way to pedestrians and other traffic lawfully proceeding as directed by the signal
at that intersection; or (B) the driver of a vehicle on a one-way street intersecting another
one-way street on which traffic moves to the left shall stop in obedience to a red or stop
signal and may then make a left turn into the one-way street, unless an official sign has
been erected prohibiting the movement, but shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and
other traffic lawfully proceeding as directed by the signal at that intersection.

(ii) Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian-control signal as provided in
subdivision 6, pedestrians facing a steady red signal alone shall not enter the roadway.

(iii) Vehicular traffic facing a steady red arrow signal, with the intention of making a
movement indicated by the arrow, must stop at a clearly marked stop line but, if none,
before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before
entering the intersection and must remain standing until a permissive signal indication
permitting the movement indicated by the red arrow is displayed, except as follows: when
an official sign has been erected permitting a turn on a red arrow signal, the vehicular
traffic facing a red arrow signal indication is permitted to enter the intersection to turn
right, or to turn left from a one-way street into a one-way street on which traffic moves
to the left, after stopping, but must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and other traffic
lawfully proceeding as directed by the signal at that intersection.

(b) In the event an official traffic-control signal is erected and maintained at a place
other than an intersection, the provisions of this section are applicable except those which
can have no application. Any stop required must be made at a sign or marking on the
pavement indicating where the stop must be made, but in the absence of any such sign or
marking the stop must be made at the signal.

(c) When a traffic-control signal indication or indications placed to control a certain
movement or lane are so identified by placing a sign near the indication or indications,
no other traffic-control signal indication or indications within the intersection controls
vehicular traffic for that movement or lane.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.14, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Speed limits.

(a) Where no special hazard exists the following speeds
shall be lawful, but any speeds in excess of such limits shall be prima facie evidence
that the speed is not reasonable or prudent and that it is unlawful; except that the speed
limit within any municipality shall be a maximum limit and any speed in excess thereof
shall be unlawful:

(1) 30 miles per hour in an urban district or on a town road in a rural residential
district;

(2) 65 miles per hour on noninterstatenew text begin expressways, as defined in section 160.02,
subdivision 18a, and noninterstate
new text end freeways deleted text beginand expresswaysdeleted text end, as defined in section
160.02, subdivision 19;

(3) 55 miles per hour in locations other than those specified in this section;

(4) 70 miles per hour on interstate highways outside the limits of any urbanized area
with a population of greater than 50,000 as defined by order of the commissioner of
transportation;

(5) 65 miles per hour on interstate highways inside the limits of any urbanized area
with a population of greater than 50,000 as defined by order of the commissioner of
transportation;

(6) ten miles per hour in alleys; and

(7) 25 miles per hour in residential roadways if adopted by the road authority having
jurisdiction over the residential roadway.

(b) A speed limit adopted under paragraph (a), clause (7), is not effective unless the
road authority has erected signs designating the speed limit and indicating the beginning
and end of the residential roadway on which the speed limit applies.

(c) For purposes of this subdivision, "rural residential district" means the territory
contiguous to and including any town road within a subdivision or plat of land that is built
up with dwelling houses at intervals of less than 300 feet for a distance of one-quarter
mile or more.

(d) Notwithstanding section 609.0331 or 609.101 or other law to the contrary,
a person who violates a speed limit established in this subdivision, or a speed limit
designated on an appropriate sign under subdivision 4, 5, 5b, 5c, or 5e, by driving 20 miles
per hour or more in excess of the applicable speed limit, is assessed an additional surcharge
equal to the amount of the fine imposed for the speed violation, but not less than $25.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.34, is amended to read:


169.34 PROHIBITIONS; STOPPING, PARKING.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Prohibitions. new text end

(a) No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle,
except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the
directions of a police officer or traffic-control device, in any of the following places:

(1) on a sidewalk;

(2) in front of a public or private driveway;

(3) within an intersection;

(4) within ten feet of a fire hydrant;

(5) on a crosswalk;

(6) within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;

(7) within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon, stop sign, or
traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway;

(8) between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the
curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated
by signs or markings;

(9) within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;

(10) within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of
a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within 75 feet of said entrance when
properly signposted;

(11) alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such stopping,
standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;

(12) on the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a
street;

(13) upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway
tunnel, except as otherwise provided by ordinance;

(14) at any place where official signs prohibit stopping.

(b) No person shall move a vehicle not owned by such person into any prohibited
area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful.

(c) No person shall, for camping purposes, leave or park a travel trailer on or within
the limits of any highway or on any highway right-of-way, except where signs are erected
designating the place as a campsite.

(d) No person shall stop or park a vehicle on a street or highway when directed or
ordered to proceed by any peace officer invested by law with authority to direct, control,
or regulate traffic.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Violation; penalty for owner or lessee. new text end

new text begin (a) If a motor vehicle is stopped,
standing, or parked in violation of subdivision 1, the owner of the vehicle, or for a leased
motor vehicle the lessee of the vehicle, is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.
new text end

new text begin (b) The owner or lessee may not be fined under paragraph (a) if (1) another person
is convicted for, or pleads guilty to, that violation, or (2) the motor vehicle was stolen at
the time of the violation.
new text end

new text begin (c) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a lessor of a motor vehicle if the lessor keeps a
record of the name and address of the lessee.
new text end

new text begin (d) Paragraph (a) does not prohibit or limit the prosecution of a motor vehicle
operator for violating subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin (e) A violation under paragraph (a) does not constitute grounds for revocation or
suspension of the owner's or lessee's driver's license.
new text end

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.471, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Television screen in vehicle.

No television screen shall be installed
or used in any motor vehicle where it is visible to the driver while operating the motor
vehicle except:

(1) video screens installed in law enforcement vehicles;

(2) closed-circuit video systems used exclusively to aid the driver's visibility to
thenew text begin front, new text end rearnew text begin,new text end or sides of the vehicle; and

(3) video screens installed as part of a vehicle control system or used in intelligent
vehicle highway applications.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 49a. new text end

new text begin Valid license; valid driver's license. new text end

new text begin "Valid license," "valid driver's
license," "valid Minnesota driver's license," "valid standard driver's license," or other
similar term, means any operator's license, provisional license, temporary license, limited
license, permit, or other license to operate a motor vehicle issued or issuable under the
laws of this state by the commissioner, or by another state or jurisdiction if specified,
that is (1) not expired, suspended, revoked, or canceled, and (2) not disqualified for the
class of vehicle being operated.
new text end

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.02, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

License required; duplicate identification restricted.

new text begin(a) new text endExcept
when expressly exempted, a person shall not drive a motor vehicle upon a street or
highway in this state unless the person has a deleted text beginlicensedeleted text end valid new text beginlicense new text endunder this chapter for
the type or class of vehicle being driven.

new text begin (b) new text endThe department shall not issue a driver's license to a person unless and until the
person's license from any jurisdiction has been invalidated. The department shall provide
to the issuing department of any jurisdiction, information that the licensee is now licensed
in Minnesota. A person is not permitted to have more than one valid driver's license
at any time. The department shall not issue to a person to whom a current Minnesota
identification card has been issued a driver's license, other than a limited license, unless
the person's Minnesota identification card has been invalidated. This subdivision does
not require invalidation of a tribal identification card as a condition of receiving a driver's
license.

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.06, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Contents of application; other information.

(a) An application must:

(1) state the full name, date of birth, sex, andnew text begin either (i) thenew text end residence address of the
applicantnew text begin, or (ii) the designated address under section 5B.05new text end;

(2) as may be required by the commissioner, contain a description of the applicant
and any other facts pertaining to the applicant, the applicant's driving privileges, and the
applicant's ability to operate a motor vehicle with safety;

(3) state:

(i) the applicant's Social Security number; or

(ii) if the applicant does not have a social security number and is applying for a
Minnesota identification card, instruction permit, or class D provisional or driver's license,
that the applicant certifies that the applicant does not have a Social Security number;

(4) contain a space where the applicant may indicate a desire to make an anatomical
gift according to paragraph (b); and

(5) contain a notification to the applicant of the availability of a living will/health
care directive designation on the license under section 171.07, subdivision 7.

(b) If the applicant does not indicate a desire to make an anatomical gift when
the application is made, the applicant must be offered a donor document in accordance
with section 171.07, subdivision 5. The application must contain statements sufficient
to comply with the requirements of the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (1987), sections
525.921 to 525.9224, so that execution of the application or donor document will make
the anatomical gift as provided in section 171.07, subdivision 5, for those indicating a
desire to make an anatomical gift. The application must be accompanied by information
describing Minnesota laws regarding anatomical gifts and the need for and benefits of
anatomical gifts, and the legal implications of making an anatomical gift, including the
law governing revocation of anatomical gifts. The commissioner shall distribute a notice
that must accompany all applications for and renewals of a driver's license or Minnesota
identification card. The notice must be prepared in conjunction with a Minnesota organ
procurement organization that is certified by the federal Department of Health and Human
Services and must include:

(1) a statement that provides a fair and reasonable description of the organ donation
process, the care of the donor body after death, and the importance of informing family
members of the donation decision; and

(2) a telephone number in a certified Minnesota organ procurement organization that
may be called with respect to questions regarding anatomical gifts.

(c) The application must be accompanied also by information containing relevant
facts relating to:

(1) the effect of alcohol on driving ability;

(2) the effect of mixing alcohol with drugs;

(3) the laws of Minnesota relating to operation of a motor vehicle while under the
influence of alcohol or a controlled substance; and

(4) the levels of alcohol-related fatalities and accidents in Minnesota and of arrests
for alcohol-related violations.

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.07, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

License; contents.

(a) Upon the payment of the required fee, the
department shall issue to every qualifying applicant a license designating the type or class
of vehicles the applicant is authorized to drive as applied for. This license must bear a
distinguishing number assigned to the licensee; the licensee's full namedeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin andnew text end date of birthdeleted text begin,
deleted text enddeleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin; either (1) the licensee's new text end residence addressnew text begin, or (2) the designated address under section
5B.05; the license class, endorsements, and restrictions imposed, if any
new text end; a description of
the licensee in a manner as the commissioner deems necessary; and the usual signature of
the licensee. No license is valid unless it bears the usual signature of the licensee. Every
license must bear a colored photograph or an electronically produced image of the licensee.

(b) If the United States Postal Service will not deliver mail to the applicant's
residence address as listed on the license, then the applicant shall provide verification from
the United States Postal Service that mail will not be delivered to the applicant's residence
address and that mail will be delivered to a specified alternate mailing address. When an
applicant provides an alternate mailing address under this subdivision, the commissioner
shall use the alternate mailing address in lieu of the applicant's residence address for
all notices and mailings to the applicant.

(c) Every license issued to an applicant under the age of 21 must be of a
distinguishing color and plainly marked "Under-21."

(d) The department shall use processes in issuing a license that prohibit, as nearly as
possible, the ability to alter or reproduce a license, or prohibit the ability to superimpose a
photograph or electronically produced image on a license, without ready detection.

(e) A license issued to an applicant age 65 or over must be plainly marked "senior" if
requested by the applicant.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.07, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Identification card; fee.

(a) Upon payment of the required fee, the
department shall issue to every qualifying applicant a Minnesota identification card. The
department may not issue a Minnesota identification card to an individual who has a
driver's license, other than a limited license. The card must bear a distinguishing number
assigned to the applicant; a colored photograph or an electronically produced image of
the applicant; the applicant's full namedeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin andnew text end date of birthdeleted text begin, anddeleted text endnew text begin; either (1) the licensee'snew text end
residence addressnew text begin, or (2) the designated address under section 5B.05new text end; a description of the
applicant in the manner as the commissioner deems necessary; and the usual signature of
the applicant.

(b) If the United States Postal Service will not deliver mail to the applicant's
residence address as listed on the Minnesota identification card, then the applicant shall
provide verification from the United States Postal Service that mail will not be delivered
to the applicant's residence address and that mail will be delivered to a specified alternate
mailing address. When an applicant provides an alternate mailing address under this
subdivision, the commissioner shall use the alternate mailing address in lieu of the
applicant's residence address for all notices and mailings to the applicant.

(c) Each identification card issued to an applicant under the age of 21 must be of a
distinguishing color and plainly marked "Under-21."

(d) Each Minnesota identification card must be plainly marked "Minnesota
identification card - not a driver's license."

(e) The fee for a Minnesota identification card is 50 cents when issued to a person
who is developmentally disabled, as defined in section 252A.02, subdivision 2; a
physically disabled person, as defined in section 169.345, subdivision 2; or, a person with
mental illness, as described in section 245.462, subdivision 20, paragraph (c).

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.14, is amended to read:


171.14 CANCELLATION.

new text begin (a) new text endThe commissioner deleted text beginshall have authority todeleted text endnew text begin maynew text end cancel any driver's license upon
determination thatnew text begin (1)new text end the licensee was not entitled to the issuance deleted text beginthereof hereunder, or
that
deleted text endnew text begin of the license, (2)new text end the licensee failed to give the required or correct information in
the application, deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin (3) the licenseenew text end committed any fraud or deceit in making deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end
applicationdeleted text begin. The commissioner may also cancel the driver's license of anydeleted text endnew text begin, or (4) thenew text end
person deleted text beginwhodeleted text end, at the time of the cancellation, would not have been entitled to receive a
license under deleted text beginthe provisions ofdeleted text end section 171.04.

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall cancel the driver's license of a person described in
paragraph (a), clause (3), for 60 days or until the required or correct information has
been provided, whichever is longer.
new text end

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Transportation goals.

The goals of the state transportation system are
as follows:

(1) to provide safe transportation for users throughout the state;

(2) to provide multimodal and intermodal transportation that enhances mobility and
economic development and provides access to all persons and businesses in Minnesota
while ensuring that there is no undue burden placed on any community;

(3) to provide a reasonable travel time for commuters;

(4) to provide for the economical, efficient, and safe movement of goods to and from
markets by rail, highway, and waterway;

(5) to encourage tourism by providing appropriate transportation to Minnesota
facilities designed to attract tourists;

(6) to provide transit services throughout the state to meet the needs of transit users;

(7) to promote productivity through system management and the utilization of
technological advancements;

(8) to maximize the new text beginlong-term new text endbenefits received for each state transportation
investment;

(9) to provide funding for transportation that, at a minimum, preserves the
transportation infrastructure;

(10) to ensure that the planning and implementation of all modes of transportation
are consistent with the environmental and energy goals of the state;

(11) to new text beginpromote and new text endincrease new text beginthe use of new text endhigh-occupancy deleted text beginvehicle usedeleted text endnew text begin vehicles and
low-emission vehicles
new text end;

(12) to provide an air transportation system sufficient to encourage economic growth
and allow all regions of the state the ability to participate in the global economy;

(13) to increase transit use deleted text beginin the urban areasdeleted text endnew text begin statewidenew text end by giving highest priority to
the transportation modes with the greatest peoplenew text begin-new text endmoving capacitynew text begin and lowest long-term
economic and environmental cost
new text end; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(14) to promote and increase bicycling as an energy-efficient, nonpolluting, and
healthful new text beginform of new text endtransportation deleted text beginalternative.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (15) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the state's transportation sector; and
new text end

new text begin (16) accomplish these goals with minimal impact on the environment.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.02, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Mission; efficiency; legislative report, recommendations.

It is part
of the department's mission that within the department's resources the commissioner
shall endeavor to:

(1) prevent the waste or unnecessary spending of public money;

(2) use innovative fiscal and human resource practices to manage the state's
resources and operate the department as efficiently as possible;

(3) new text beginminimize the degradation of air and water quality;
new text end

new text begin (4) new text endcoordinate the department's activities wherever appropriate with the activities
of other governmental agencies;

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end use technology where appropriate to increase agency productivity, improve
customer service, increase public access to information about government, and increase
public participation in the business of government;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end utilize constructive and cooperative labor-management practices to the extent
otherwise required by chapters 43A and 179A;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end report to the legislature on the performance of agency operations and the
accomplishment of agency goals in the agency's biennial budget according to section
16A.10, subdivision 1; and

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end recommend to the legislature appropriate changes in law necessary to carry
out the mission and improve the performance of the department.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.03, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Statewide transportation plan; priorities; schedule of
expenditures.

In order to best meet the present and future transportation needs of the
public, to insure a strong state economy, to make most efficient use of public and private
funds, new text beginto lessen adverse environmental impacts of the transportation sector, new text endand to
promote the more efficient use of energy and other resources for transportation purposes,
the commissioner shall:

(1) three months after notification that the department is ready to commence
operations and prior to the drafting of the statewide transportation plan, hold public
hearings as may be appropriate solely for the purpose of receiving suggestions for future
transportation alternatives and priorities for the state. The Metropolitan Council, regional
development commissions, and port authorities shall appear at the hearings and submit
information concerning transportation-related planning undertaken and accomplished by
these agencies. Other political subdivisions may appear and submit such information at
the hearings. These hearings shall be completed no later than six months from the date of
the commissioner's notification;

(2) develop, adopt, revise, and monitor a statewide transportation plan, taking
into account the suggestions and information submitted at the public hearings held
pursuant to clause (1). The plan shall incorporate all modes of transportationnew text begin including
bicycle commutation and recreation
new text end and provide for the interconnection and coordination
of different modes of transportation. The commissioner shall evaluate deleted text beginalternativedeleted text endnew text begin allnew text end
transportation programs and facilities proposed for inclusion in the plan in terms of
economic costs and benefits, safety aspects, impact on present and planned land uses,
environmental effects, energy efficiency, national transportation policies and priorities,
and availability of federal and other financial assistance;

(3) based upon the statewide transportation plan, develop statewide transportation
priorities and schedule authorized public capital improvements and other authorized
public transportation expenditures pursuant to the priorities;

(4) complete the plan and priorities required by this subdivision no later than July
1, 1978. Upon completion of the plan and priorities, the commissioner shall prepare
and periodically revise, as necessary, the schedule of authorized public transportation
expenditures. The plan, priorities, and schedule are exempt from the provisions of the
Administrative Procedure Act.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.03, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Highway construction training. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of transportation
shall utilize, to the maximum amount feasible, federal funds available to this state
under United States Code, title 23, section 140, paragraph (b), to develop, conduct, and
administer highway construction training, including skill improvement programs.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of transportation must report by February 1 of each
odd-numbered year to the house of representatives and senate committees having
jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance concerning the commissioner's
compliance with paragraph (a). The report must, with respect to each of the two previous
calendar years:
new text end

new text begin (1) describe the highway construction training and skill improvement programs the
commissioner has conducted and administered;
new text end

new text begin (2) analyze the results of the commissioner's training programs;
new text end

new text begin (3) state the amount of federal funds available to this state under United States Code,
title 23, section 140, paragraph (b); and
new text end

new text begin (4) identify the amount spent by the commissioner in conducting and administering
the programs.
new text end

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.03, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Disadvantaged business enterprise program. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner
shall include in each contract that is funded at least in part by federal funds, sanctions
for each contractor who does not meet the established project disadvantaged business
enterprise goal or demonstrate good faith effort to meet the goal.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of transportation shall report by February 1 of each
odd-numbered year to the house of representatives and senate committees having
jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance concerning the commissioner's
disadvantaged business enterprise program. The report must, with respect to each of
the two previous calendar years:
new text end

new text begin (1) state the department's annual overall goal, compared with the percentage attained;
new text end

new text begin (2) explain the methodology, applicable facts, and public participation used to
establish the overall goal;
new text end

new text begin (3) describe good faith efforts to meet the goal, if the goal was not attained;
new text end

new text begin (4) describe actions to address overconcentration of disadvantaged business
enterprises in certain types of work;
new text end

new text begin (5) state the number of contracts that included disadvantaged business enterprise
goals, the number of contractors that met established disadvantaged business enterprise
goals, and sanctions imposed for lack of good faith effort; and
new text end

new text begin (6) describe contracts with no disadvantaged business enterprise goals, and, of
those, state number of contracts and amount of each contract with targeted groups under
section 16C.16.
new text end

Sec. 41.

new text begin [174.56] REPORT ON MAJOR HIGHWAY PROJECTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Report required. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation shall submit a
report on January 15, 2008, and on January 15 of each year thereafter, on the status of
major highway projects under construction or planned during the year of the report and for
the ensuing 15 years. For purposes of this section, a "major highway project" is a highway
project that has a total cost for all segments that the commissioner estimates at the time of
the report to be at least (1) $25,000,000 in the metropolitan highway construction district,
or (2) $10,000,000 in any nonmetropolitan highway construction district.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Report contents. new text end

new text begin For each major highway project the report must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) a description of the project sufficient to specify its scope and location;
new text end

new text begin (2) a history of the project, including, but not limited to, previous official actions
by the department or the appropriate area transportation partnership, or both, the date
on which the project was first included in the state transportation improvement plan,
the cost of the project at that time, the dates of environmental approval, the dates of
municipal approval, the date of final geometric layout, and the date of establishment of
any construction limits;
new text end

new text begin (3) the project's priority listing or rank within its construction district, if any, as
well as the reasons for that listing or rank, the criteria used in prioritization or rank, any
changes in that prioritization or rank since the project was first included in a department
work plan, and the reasons for those changes; and
new text end

new text begin (4) past and potential future reasons for delay in letting or completing the project.
new text end

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 222.50, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Expenditures.

(a) The commissioner may expend money from the rail
service improvement account for the following purposes:

(1) to make transfers as provided under section 222.57 or to pay interest adjustments
on loans guaranteed under the state rail user and rail carrier loan guarantee program;

(2) to pay a portion of the costs of capital improvement projects designed to
improve rail service deleted text beginincluding construction or improvement of short segments of rail line
such as side track, team track, and connections between existing lines, and construction
and improvement of loading, unloading, storage, and transfer facilities
deleted text end of a rail usernew text begin or
a rail carrier
new text end;

(3) new text beginto pay a portion of the costs of rehabilitation projects designed to improve rail
service of a rail user or a rail carrier;
new text end

new text begin (4) new text endto acquire, maintain, manage, and dispose of railroad right-of-way pursuant to
the state rail bank program;

deleted text begin (4)deleted text end new text begin(5) new text endto provide for aerial photography survey of proposed and abandoned railroad
tracks for the purpose of recording and reestablishing by analytical triangulation the
existing alignment of the inplace track;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text end new text begin(6) new text endto pay a portion of the costs of acquiring a rail line by a regional railroad
authority established pursuant to chapter 398A;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text end new text begin(7) new text endto pay the state matching portion of federal grants for rail-highway grade
crossing improvement projects.

(b) All money derived by the commissioner from the disposition of railroad
right-of-way or of any other property acquired pursuant to sections 222.46 to 222.62 shall
be deposited in the rail service improvement account.

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 222.63, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Disposition permitted.

(a) The commissioner may lease any rail line or
right-of-way held in the state rail bank or enter into an agreement with any person for the
operation of any rail line or right-of-way for any of the purposes set forth in subdivision 2
in accordance with a fee schedule to be developed by the commissioner.

(b) The commissioner may convey any rail line or right-of-way, for consideration or
for no consideration and upon other terms as the commissioner may determine to be in
the public interest, to any other state agency or to a governmental subdivision of the state
having power by law to utilize it for any of the purposes set forth in subdivision 2.

(c) The commissioner may convey a portion of previously acquired rail bank
right-of-way to a state agency or governmental subdivision when the commissioner
determines that:

(1) the portion to be conveyed is in excess of that needed for the purposes stated in
subdivision 2;

(2) the conveyance is upon terms and conditions agreed upon by both the
commissioner and the state agency or governmental subdivision;

(3) after the sale, the rail bank corridor will continue to meet the future public and
commercial transportation and transmission needs of the state; and

(4) the conveyance will not reduce the width of the rail bank corridor to less than
deleted text begin 50deleted text endnew text begin 100new text end feet.

(d) The commissioner may lease previously acquired state rail bank right-of-way to
a state agency or governmental subdivision or to a private entity for nontransportation
purposes when:

(1) the portion to be leased is in excess of that needed for the purposes stated in
subdivision 2;

(2) the lease will not reduce the useable width of the rail bank corridor to less than
deleted text begin 50deleted text endnew text begin 100new text end feet;

(3) the cost of the lease is based on the fair market value of the portion to be leased,
as determined by appraisal;

(4) the lease allows the commissioner to terminate the lease on 90 days' written
notice to the lessee; and

(5) the lease prohibits the construction or erection of any permanent structure within
the deleted text begin50-footdeleted text endnew text begin 100-footnew text end rail bank corridor and requires any structure erected on the leased
property to be removed and the land restored to its original condition on 90 days' written
notice to the lessee.

(e) Proceeds from a sale or lease must be deposited in the rail bank maintenance
account described in subdivision 8.

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 222.63, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Rail bank property use; misdemeanors. new text end

new text begin (a) Except for the actions of
road authorities and their agents, employees, and contractors, and of utilities, in carrying
out their duties imposed by permit, law, or contract, and except as otherwise provided in
this section, it is unlawful to perform any of the following activities on rail bank property:
new text end

new text begin (1) obstruct any trail;
new text end

new text begin (2) deposit snow or ice;
new text end

new text begin (3) remove or place any earth, gravel, or rock without authorization;
new text end

new text begin (4) obstruct or remove any ditch-draining device, or drain any harmful or dangerous
materials;
new text end

new text begin (5) erect a fence, or place or maintain any advertising, sign, or memorial;
new text end

new text begin (6) remove, injure, displace, or destroy right-of-way markers or reference or witness
monuments or markers placed to preserve section or quarter-section corners defining
rail bank property limits;
new text end

new text begin (7) drive upon any portion of rail bank property, except at approved crossings, and
except where authorized for snowmobiles, emergency vehicles, or maintenance vehicles;
new text end

new text begin (8) deface, mar, damage, or tamper with any structure, work, material, sign, marker,
paving, guardrail, drain, or any other rail bank appurtenance; or
new text end

new text begin (9) park, overhang, or abandon any unauthorized vehicle or implement of husbandry
on, across, or over the limits of rail bank property.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any violation of this subdivision is a misdemeanor.
new text end

new text begin (c) The cost to remove, repair, or perform any other corrective action necessitated by
a violation of this subdivision may be charged to the violator.
new text end

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 299F.60, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Money penalty.

Any person who violates any provision of sections
299F.56 to 299F.641, or any rule issued thereunder, deleted text beginshall bedeleted text end new text beginis new text endsubject to a civil penalty to
be imposed by the commissioner not to exceed deleted text begin$10,000deleted text end new text begin$100,000 new text endfor each deleted text beginsuchdeleted text end violation
for each day that deleted text beginsuchdeleted text end new text beginthe new text endviolation persists, except that the maximum civil penalty deleted text beginshalldeleted text end
new text begin must new text endnot exceed deleted text begin$500,000deleted text end new text begin$1,000,000 new text endfor any related series of violations.

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 299J.16, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Civil penalty.

(a) A pipeline operator who violates section 299J.07,
subdivision 1
, or 299J.15, or the rules of the commissioner implementing those sections,
shall forfeit and pay to the state a civil penalty in an amount to be determined by the court,
up to deleted text begin$10,000deleted text end new text begin$100,000 new text endfor each day that the operator remains in violation, subject to a
maximum of deleted text begin$500,000deleted text end new text begin$1,000,000 new text endfor a related series of violations.

(b) The penalty provided under this subdivision may be recovered by an action
brought by the attorney general at the request of the commissioner, in the name of the
state, in connection with an action to recover expenses of the director under section
299J.13, subdivision 4:

(1) in the District Court of Ramsey County; or

(2) in the county of the defendant's residence.

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 325F.665, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Title branding. new text end

new text begin (a) Upon transfer and application for title of all vehicles
subject to this section, the registrar of motor vehicles shall record the term "lemon law
vehicle" on the certificate of title and all subsequent certificates of title for that vehicle.
new text end

new text begin (b) For vehicles with out-of-state titles that bear the term "lemon law vehicle," or
any similar term, the registrar of motor vehicles shall record the term "lemon law vehicle"
on the first Minnesota certificate of title and all subsequent Minnesota certificates of
title issued for that vehicle.
new text end

new text begin (c) The designation of "lemon law vehicle" on a certificate of title must be made by
the registrar of motor vehicles in a clear and conspicuous manner, in a color different from
all other writing on the certificate of title.
new text end

Sec. 48. new text beginCULKIN SAFETY REST AREA.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation shall reopen without delay the Culkin safety rest
area, located on marked Interstate Highway 35.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 49. new text beginSTUDY OF TRANSPORTATION LONG-RANGE SOLUTIONS.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of transportation shall conduct a study in consultation with
other state agencies and key stakeholders to evaluate the current and long-range needs of
the state's transportation system, and investigate possible strategies to meet these needs.
new text end

new text begin (b) The study must include, but is not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) evaluation of the current needs of the state's highway systems, bridges, and
transit;
new text end

new text begin (2) analysis and quantification of the needs for the next 20 years of the state's
highway systems, bridges, and transit;
new text end

new text begin (3) comparison of estimates of revenues raised by current transportation funding
sources, with long-term needs of the state's transportation system;
new text end

new text begin (4) identification of options for maintenance and improvement of the state's
transportation system with specific reference to the effects of potential increases in vehicle
fuel economy, availability of alternative modes of transportation, and extreme fuel price
volatility on future transportation revenues;
new text end

new text begin (5) analysis of alternative pricing options utilized in other states and countries,
and their potential for use, public acceptance, alleviation of congestion, and revenue
generation in this state; and
new text end

new text begin (6) identification of options for road-use pricing, other alternative financing
mechanisms with particular consideration of key environmental impacts such as air
quality, water quality, and greenhouse gas emissions, and estimates of implementation
costs, user costs, and revenue.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner shall report the results of the study to the legislature no later
than November 1, 2008.
new text end

Sec. 50. new text beginSTUDY AND REPORT ON SPEED LIMITS.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation shall report to the chairs of the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over transportation and local government by January
30, 2008, on speed limits on local roads. The commissioner shall consult with local
governments and solicit input from local governments before issuing the report. The
report must include, at a minimum:
new text end

new text begin (1) whether the current statutory speed limit of 30 miles per hour in urban districts
and rural residential districts is appropriate, or if there are locations where the appropriate
speed limit is 25 miles per hour;
new text end

new text begin (2) whether the current statutory speed limit of 55 miles per hour in rural residential
districts within a city is appropriate, or if there are locations where the appropriate speed
limit is 30 miles per hour; and
new text end

new text begin (3) whether the current definitions of urban district, rural residential district, and
residential roadway are appropriate, or whether and how they should be changed.
new text end

Sec. 51. new text beginNONCOMPLIANCE WITH REAL ID ACT.
new text end

new text begin In order to promote the security and well-being of the people of Minnesota, to avoid
unneeded expense to the people, and to preserve the principles of federalism embodied in
the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the commissioner of public safety
is prohibited from taking any action to implement or to plan for the implementation by
this state of those sections of Public Law 109-13 known as the Real ID Act.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 52. new text beginNULLIFICATION OF EXPEDITED TOWN ROAD
EXTINGUISHMENT.
new text end

new text begin (a) Any extinguishment of town interest in a town road under Minnesota Statutes,
section 164.06, subdivision 2, is hereby nullified if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the interest is not recorded or filed with the county recorder but is recorded
or filed with the county auditor;
new text end

new text begin (2) the state or a political subdivision has constructed a road or bridge improvement
on a right-of-way affected by the interest;
new text end

new text begin (3) the affected road was the only means of access to a property; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the extinguishment took place within the last ten years.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 164.08, subdivision 1, for any
nullification under paragraph (a), the affected road is hereby deemed to be a cartway.
The provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 164.08, subdivision 2, apply except that
"petitioner" means the property owner for whom the only means of access to a property is
by way of the affected road, and that the petitioner must not be required to pay damages
for the land upon which the cartway is established, the cost of professional and other
services, hearing costs, administrative costs, recording costs, or other costs and expenses.
new text end

new text begin (c) For purposes of this section, "affected road" means the road that the town board
extinguished town interest in.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 53. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 168A.05, subdivision 5a; and 325E.0951,
subdivision 3a,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

TOWING

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168B.04, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Unauthorized vehicles.

(a) Units of government and peace officers may
take into custody and impound any unauthorized vehicle under section 169.041.

(b) A vehicle may also be impounded after it has been left unattended in one of the
following public or private locations for the indicated period of time:

(1) in a public location not governed by section 169.041:

(i) on a highway and properly tagged by a peace officer, four hours;

(ii) located so as to constitute an accident or traffic hazard to the traveling public, as
determined by a peace officer, immediately; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

new text begin (iii) located so as to constitute an accident or traffic hazard to the traveling public
within the Department of Transportation's eight-county metropolitan district, as determined
by an authorized employee of the department's freeway service patrol, immediately; or
new text end

deleted text begin (iii)deleted text end new text begin(iv) new text endthat is a parking facility or other public property owned or controlled by a
unit of government, properly posted, four hours; or

(2) on private property:

(i) that is single-family or duplex residential property, immediately;

(ii) that is private, nonresidential property, properly posted, immediately;

(iii) that is private, nonresidential property, not posted, 24 hours;

(iv) that is private, nonresidential property of an operator of an establishment for the
servicing, repair, or maintenance of motor vehicles, five business days after notifying the
vehicle owner by certified mail, return receipt requested, of the property owner's intention
to have the vehicle removed from the property; or

(v) that is any residential property, properly posted, immediately.

new text begin (c) When a tow is requested under paragraph (b), clause (1) (iii), the department shall
ensure that the tower initially requested to remove the vehicle is given the opportunity,
to the greatest reasonable extent, to actually conduct and complete all towing operations
requested; provided that, the owner of the vehicle to be towed has not already requested
that another tower remove the vehicle, in which case the tower contacted by the owner
must be given the first reasonable opportunity to conduct the towing operations required.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.041, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Towing authority.

For purposes of this section, "towing authority"
meansnew text begin:new text end

new text begin (1) new text endany local authority authorized by section 169.04 to enforce the traffic laws, and
deleted text begin also includesdeleted text end a private towing company authorized by a local authority deleted text beginto tow vehicles on
behalf of that local authority.
deleted text endnew text begin; ornew text end

new text begin (2) an authorized employee of the Department of Transportation's freeway service
patrol within the department's eight-county metropolitan district, and also includes a
private towing company authorized by the department to tow vehicles on behalf of the
department.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.041, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Towing order required.

A towing authority may not tow a motor vehicle
from public property unless a peace officer or parking enforcement officer has prepared, in
addition to the parking citation, a written towing report describing the motor vehicle and
the reasons for towing. The report must be signed by the officer and the tow driver.new text begin Within
the Department of Transportation's eight-county metropolitan district, an authorized
employee of the department's freeway service patrol may order a tow from a trunk highway
after preparing a written towing report provided by the Minnesota State Patrol. A citation
need not be issued before the employee orders a tow. The department employee shall
ensure that the tower initially requested to remove the vehicle is given the opportunity,
to the greatest reasonable extent, to actually conduct and complete all towing operations
requested; provided that, the owner of the vehicle to be towed has not already requested
that another tower remove the vehicle, in which case the tower contacted by the owner
must be given the first reasonable opportunity to conduct the towing operations required.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.86, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Tow truck. new text end

new text begin A tow truck or towing vehicle, when towing a disabled or
damaged vehicle to a place of repair or to a place of safekeeping, may exceed the length
and weight limitations of this chapter, subject to a $300 annual permit fee and such
conditions as the commissioner may prescribe.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

TRANSIT

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.24, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Eligible activities.

Activities eligible for assistance under the program
include but are not limited to:

(1) planning and engineering design for transit services and facilities;

(2) capital assistance to purchase or refurbish transit vehicles and other capital
expenditures necessary to provide a transit service;

(3) operating assistance as provided under subdivision 3b; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(4) new text beginpartnership creation to coordinate and supplement services of county, local, and
private transit providers;
new text end

new text begin (5) design and operation of regional call centers; and
new text end

new text begin (6)new text end other assistance for public transit services that furthers the purposes of section
174.21.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.255, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Service standard. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall require any paratransit project
that serves disabled individuals and receives assistance under section 174.24 to allow
passengers to schedule trips up to four days in advance.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.29, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Supplementary paratransit. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall facilitate the
creation of partnerships among paratransit providers, including, but not limited to, medical
assistance transportation providers, to supplement and coordinate with available county
and local transit service.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 2, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.29, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Intercounty service. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall require providers of
service to enter into regional intercounty service agreements with adjacent counties.
The commissioner, in cooperation with state agencies that assist, provide, reimburse, or
regulate special transportation services, shall establish a reimbursement mechanism to
facilitate reimbursement for intercounty trips.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.29, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin One-stop call centers. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall promote, support, and
facilitate the establishment and operation of one-stop regional call centers that assist
callers in arranging the most efficient and cost-effective available rides while meeting
passengers' needs for special equipment.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.30, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Vehicle and equipment inspectionnew text begin, rulesnew text end; decalnew text begin; complaint contact
information
new text end.

(a) The commissioner shall inspect or provide for the inspection of
vehicles at least annually. In addition to scheduled annual inspections and reinspections
scheduled for the purpose of verifying that deficiencies have been corrected, unannounced
inspections of any vehicle may be conducted.

(b) On determining that a vehicle or vehicle equipment is in a condition that is likely
to cause an accident or breakdown, the commissioner shall require the vehicle to be taken
out of service immediately. The commissioner shall require that vehicles and equipment
not meeting standards be repaired and brought into conformance with the standards
and shall require written evidence of compliance from the operator before allowing the
operator to return the vehicle to service.

(c) The commissioner shall provide in the rules procedures for inspecting vehicles,
removing unsafe vehicles from service, determining and requiring compliance, and
reviewing driver qualifications.

(d) The commissioner shall design a distinctive decal to be issued to special
transportation service providers with a current certificate of compliance under this section.
A decal is valid for one year from the last day of the month in which it is issued. A person
who is subject to the operating standards adopted under this section may not provide
special transportation service in a vehicle that does not conspicuously display a decal
issued by the commissioner.

new text begin (e) Special transportation service providers shall prominently display in each vehicle
all contact information for the submission of complaints regarding the transportation
services provided to that individual.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.30, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

deleted text beginComplaint data;deleted text end new text beginComplaints; report; data new text endclassification.

new text begin (a) The
commissioner shall investigate all complaints over which the commissioner has
jurisdiction regarding special transportation service providers regulated under this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) By January 15, 2008, and in every subsequent even-numbered year by
January 15, the commissioner shall submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the house of representatives and senate committees having jurisdiction over
transportation policy and finance. The report must identify each complaint investigated
by the commissioner under paragraph (a), including but not limited to any findings and
steps taken for resolution of the complaint.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endWhen information is furnished to the Department of Transportation that alleges
a violation of this section, an operating standard adopted under this section, or section
174.315, the following data are classified as confidential data or protected nonpublic data:

(1) names of complainants;

(2) complaint letters; and

(3) other unsolicited data when furnished by a person who is not the subject of the
data and who is not a department employee.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.091, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Local licensing of small vehicle passenger service.

A city that licenses
and regulates small vehicle passenger service must do so by ordinance. The ordinance
must, at a minimum, provide for driver qualifications, insurance, vehicle safety, and
periodic vehicle inspections. A city that has adopted an ordinance complying with this
subdivision may enforce the registration requirement in section 221.021. new text beginA person who
provides small vehicle passenger service to an individual for the purpose of obtaining
nonemergency medical care and who receives reimbursement under section 256B.0625,
subdivision 17, for providing the service, must comply with the rules of the commissioner
adopted under section 174.30.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.1466, is amended to read:


473.1466 new text beginTRANSPORTATION SYSTEM new text endPERFORMANCE deleted text beginAUDIT;
TRANSIT
deleted text end EVALUATION.

(a) deleted text beginIn 1997 and every four years thereafter, the council shall provide for an
independent entity selected through a request for proposal process conducted nationwide
to do
deleted text end new text beginPrior to each major revision of the transportation policy plan, the council must carry
out
new text enda performance deleted text beginauditdeleted text end new text beginevaluation new text endof the deleted text begincommutingdeleted text end new text beginmetropolitan new text endarea's transportation
system as a whole. The performance deleted text beginauditdeleted text end new text beginevaluation new text endmustnew text begin:new text end

new text begin (1) new text endevaluate the deleted text begincommutingdeleted text end area's ability to meet the deleted text beginregion's needsdeleted text end new text beginneed new text endfor
effective and efficient transportation of goods and peopledeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2) new text endevaluate deleted text beginfuturedeleted text end trends and their impacts on the deleted text beginregion'sdeleted text end new text beginarea's new text endtransportation
systemdeleted text begin, anddeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (3) assess the region's success in meeting the currently adopted regional
transportation benchmarks; and
new text end

new text begin (4) include an evaluation of the regional transit system, including a comparison with
peer metropolitan regions with regard to key operating and investment measurements.
new text end

new text begin (b) The council must update the evaluation of the regional transit system every
two years.
new text end

new text begin (c) The council shall use the results of the performance evaluation to new text end make
recommendations for improving the systemnew text begin in each revision of the transportation policy
plan
new text end. deleted text beginThe performance audit must recommend performance-funding measures.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) In 1999 and every four years thereafter, the council must evaluate the
performance of the metropolitan transit system's operation in relationship to the regional
transit performance standards developed by the council.
deleted text end

new text begin (d) The council must conduct a peer review of the performance evaluation using at
least two nationally recognized transportation and transit consultants.
new text end

new text begin (e) The council must submit the performance evaluation to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees and divisions
with jurisdiction over transportation finance and policy.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.166, is amended to read:


473.166 CONTROLLED ACCESS; deleted text beginTRANSIT FIXED-GUIDEWAY;deleted text end
APPROVAL.

Before acquiring land for or constructing a controlled access highway deleted text beginor transit
fixed-guideway
deleted text end in the area, the state Transportation Department or local government
unit proposing the acquisition or construction shall submit to the council a statement
describing the proposed project. The statement must be in the form and detail required by
the council. The council shall review the statement to ascertain its consistency with its
policy plan and the development guide. No project may be undertaken unless the council
determines that it is consistent with the policy plan. This approval is in addition to the
requirements of any other statute, ordinance or rule.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.386, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Service objectives.

The council shall implement a special
transportation service, as defined in section 174.29, in the metropolitan area. The service
has the following objectives:

(a) to provide greater access to transportation for the elderly, people with disabilities,
and others with special transportation needs in the metropolitan area;

(b) to develop an integrated system of special transportation service providing
transportation tailored to meet special individual needs in the most cost-efficient manner;
and

(c) to use existing public, private, and private nonprofit providers of service
deleted text begin wherever possibledeleted text endnew text begin when feasible and cost-efficientnew text end, to supplement rather than replace
existing service, and to increase the productivity of all special transportation vehicles
available in the area.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.386, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Service contracts; management; transportation accessibility advisory
committee.

(a) The council may contract for services necessary for the provision of
special transportation. Transportation service provided under a contract must specify the
service to be provided, the standards that must be met, and the rates for operating and
providing special transportation services.

(b) The council shall establish management policies for the service and may contract
with a service administrator for day-to-day administration and management of the service.
Any contract must delegate to the service administrator clear authority to administer and
manage the delivery of the service pursuant to council management policies and must
establish performance and compliance standards for the service administrator. The council
may provide directly day to day administration and management of the service and may
own or lease vehicles used to provide the service.

(c) The council shall ensure that the service administrator establishes a system for
registering and expeditiously responding to complaints by users, informing users of how
to register complaints, and requiring providers to report on incidents that impair the safety
and well-being of users or the quality of the service.

new text begin (d) new text endThe council shall deleted text beginannuallydeleted text end report deleted text beginto the commissioner of transportation and the
legislature on complaints and provider reports, the response of the service administrator,
and steps taken by the council and the service administrator to identify causes and provide
remedies to recurring problems
deleted text endnew text begin on its special transportation services as part of the program
evaluation provided for in section 473.13, subdivision 1a
new text end.

deleted text begin (d) Each year before renewing contracts with providers and the service administrator,
the council shall provide an opportunity for the transportation accessibility advisory
committee, users, and other interested persons to testify before the council concerning
providers, contract terms, and other matters relating to council policies and procedures for
implementing the service.
deleted text end

new text begin (e) The council shall provide, on an annual basis, an opportunity for users and
other interested persons to provide testimony to the council concerning services provided
under this section.
new text end

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin(f)new text end The council shall establish a Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committeenew text begin
consisting of 15 members and a chair to advise the council on management policies for
the council's special transportation service
new text end. The Transportation Accessibility Advisory
Committee must include elderly and disabled persons, other users of special transportation
service, deleted text beginrepresentatives of persons contracting to provide special transportation services,deleted text end
and representatives of appropriate agencies for elderly and disabled persons deleted text beginto advise
the council on management policies for the service
deleted text end. At least half the Transportation
Accessibility Advisory Committee members must be deleted text begindisabled or elderly persons or the
representatives of disabled or elderly
deleted text end personsnew text begin who are both ADA-certified and users of
public transit in the metropolitan area
new text end. Two of the appointments to the Transportation
Accessibility Advisory Committee shall be made by the Council on Disability in
consultation with the chair of the Metropolitan Council.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.386, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Eligibility deleted text begincertificationdeleted text endnew text begin application and verification; penalty for
fraudulent certification
new text end.

new text beginIf the council requires a person to be certified as eligible for
special transportation services, an applicant for certification must submit an application
form and the applicant's eligibility must be verified by a type of professional specified by
the council.
new text endThe council shall deleted text begininclude the notice of penalty for fraudulent certification, anddeleted text endnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1) require the applicant to sign the application form and certify that the application
information is accurate; and
new text end

new text begin (2)new text end require the person deleted text begincertifyingdeleted text end new text beginverifying new text endthe deleted text beginapplicantdeleted text end new text beginapplicant's eligibility new text endto sign
the eligibility deleted text begincertificationdeleted text end new text beginverification new text endform and deleted text beginthe applicant to sign the application form,
as provided in section 174.295
deleted text endnew text begin certify that the verifying information is accuratenew text end.

new text begin The penalty provided for in section 174.295, subdivision 4, applies to the
certifications by the applicant and the person verifying the applicant's eligibility. The
council must include a notice of the penalty for fraudulent certification in the application
form and the eligibility verification form.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.386, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Duties of council.

In implementing the special transportation service, the
council shall:

(a) encourage participation in the service by public, private, and private nonprofit
providers of special transportation currently receiving capital or operating assistance
from a public agency;

(b) new text beginwhen feasible and cost-efficient, new text endcontract with public, private, and private
nonprofit providers that have demonstrated their ability to effectively provide service at
a reasonable cost;

(c) encourage individuals using special transportation to use the type of service
most appropriate to their particular needs;

deleted text begin (d) ensure that all persons providing special transportation service receive equitable
treatment in the allocation of the ridership;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin(d) require special transit service providers to allow passengers to schedule trips
up to four days in advance and
new text end encourage shared rides to the greatest extent practicable;

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end encourage public agencies that provide transportation to eligible individuals
as a component of human services and educational programs to coordinate with this
service and to allow reimbursement for transportation provided through the service at rates
that reflect the public cost of providing that transportation;

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end establish criteria to be used in determining individual eligibility for special
transportation services;

deleted text begin (h)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end consult with the Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee in a
timely manner before changes are made in the provision of special transportation servicesdeleted text begin,
including, but not limited to, changes in policies affecting the matters subject to hearing
under subdivision 2
deleted text end;

deleted text begin (i)deleted text endnew text begin (h)new text end provide for effective administration and enforcement of council policies
and standards; new text beginand
new text end

deleted text begin (j) annually evaluate providers of special transportation service to ensure compliance
with the standards established for the program; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (k)deleted text endnew text begin (i)new text end ensure that, taken as a whole including contracts with public, private, and
private nonprofit providers, the geographic coverage area of the special transportation
service is continuous within the boundaries of the transit taxing district, as defined as of
March 1, 2006, in section 473.446, subdivision 2.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment,
except that paragraph (d) is effective January 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.399, is amended to read:


473.399 new text beginTRANSIT WAYS; new text endLIGHT RAIL TRANSIT AND COMMUTER RAIL
deleted text begin PLANNINGdeleted text endnew text begin IN METROPOLITAN AREAnew text end.

Subdivision 1.

General requirements.

(a) new text beginThe council must identify in its
transportation policy plan those heavily traveled corridors where development of a transit
way may be feasible and cost effective. Modes of providing service in a transit way may
include bus rapid transit, light rail transit, commuter rail, or other available systems or
technologies that improve transit service.
new text end

new text begin (b) After the completion of environmental studies and receipt of input from the
governing body of each statutory and home rule charter city, county, and town in which a
transit way is proposed to be constructed, the council must designate the locally preferred
alternative transit mode with respect to the corridor.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endThe council shall deleted text beginadopt a plan todeleted text end ensure thatnew text begin anynew text end light rail transit facilitiesnew text begin
that are designated as the locally preferred alternative and that are to be constructed
new text end in
the metropolitan area will be acquired, developed, owned, and capable of operation in
an efficient, cost-effective, and coordinated manner in coordination with buses and other
transportation modes and facilities. deleted text beginThe plan may be developed and adopted in phases
corresponding to phasing of construction of light rail. The council may incorporate into its
plan appropriate elements of the plans of regional railroad authorities in order to avoid
duplication of effort.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) The light rail transit plan or first phase of the plan required by this section must
be adopted by the council before the commissioner of transportation may begin
deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end
Construction of light rail transit facilitiesnew text begin in a particular transit corridor may not commence
unless and until that mode is designated as the locally preferred alternative for that corridor
by the council
new text end. deleted text beginFollowing adoption of the plan, the commissioner of transportation shall
act in conformity with the plan. The commissioner shall prepare or amend the final design
plans as necessary to make the plans consistent with the light rail transit plan.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c) Throughout the development and implementation of the plan, the council shall
contract for or otherwise obtain engineering services to assure that the plan adequately
addresses the technical aspects of light rail transit.
deleted text end

Subd. 1a.

Integrated transportation system.

The commissioner of transportation
and the Metropolitan Council shall ensure that deleted text beginthedeleted text end light rail transit and commuter rail
facilities are planned, designed, and implemented: (1) to move commuters and transit
users into and out of, as well as within, the metropolitan area, and (2) to ensure that rail
transit lines will interface with each other and other transportation facilities and services
so as to provide a unified, integrated, and efficient multimodal transportation system.

Subd. 4.

Expenditure of state funds.

No state funds may be expended by the
Metropolitan Council to studynew text begin a particularnew text end light rail transit or commuter railnew text begin facilitynew text end unless
the funds are appropriated in legislation that identifiesnew text begin thenew text end route, including the origin
and destination.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.3993, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Application.

The definitions in this section apply to deleted text beginsection
473.3994
deleted text endnew text begin sections 473.3993 to 473.3997new text end.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.3993, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Responsible authority. new text end

new text begin "Responsible authority" means either the
Metropolitan Council or the state of Minnesota acting through the commissioner of
transportation, as designated by the governor under section 473.3994, subdivision 1a, for a
particular light rail transit facility.
new text end

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.3993, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Final design plan.

"Final design plan" means a light rail transit plan that
includes the items in the preliminary design plan and the preliminary engineering plan for
the facilities proposed but with greater detail and specificity needed for construction. The
final design plan must include, at a minimum:

(1) final plans for the physical design of facilities, including the right-of-way
definition; environmental impacts and mitigation measures; intermodal coordination with
bus operations and routes; and civil engineering plans for vehicles, track, stations, parking,
and access, including disability access; and

(2) final plans for civil engineering for electrification, communication, and other
similar facilities; operational rules, procedures, and strategies; capital costs; ridership;
operating costs and revenues, and sources of funds for operating subsidies; financing for
construction and operation; an implementation method; and other similar matters.

The final design plan must be stated with sufficient particularity and detail to
allow the proposer to begin the acquisition and construction of operable facilities. If a
design-build implementation method is proposed, instead of civil engineering plans the
final design plan must state detailed design criteria and performance standards for the
facilities.

deleted text begin The commissioner of transportation may use deleted text end deleted text begin a design-build method of project
deleted text end deleted text begin development and construction deleted text end deleted text begin for deleted text end deleted text begin light rail transit. deleted text end deleted text begin Notwithstanding any law to the
contrary, the
deleted text end deleted text begin commissioner may award a deleted text end deleted text begin design-build deleted text end deleted text begin contract deleted text end deleted text begin on the basis of requests
for proposals or requests for qualifications
deleted text end deleted text begin without bids. "Design-build method of
project development and construction" means a
deleted text end deleted text begin project delivery system in which a single
contractor is responsible for both the design and
deleted text end deleted text begin construction of the project and bids the
design and construction together.
deleted text end

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.3994, is amended to read:


473.3994 LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT; DESIGN PLANS.

new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Designation of responsible authority. new text end

new text begin For each proposed light rail transit
facility in the metropolitan area, the governor must designate either the Metropolitan
Council or the state of Minnesota acting through the commissioner of transportation as
the entity responsible for planning, designing, acquiring, constructing, and equipping
the facility. Notwithstanding such designation, the commissioner and the council may
enter into one or more cooperative agreements with respect to the planning, designing,
acquiring, constructing, or equipping of a particular light rail transit facility that provide
for the parties to exercise their respective authorities in support of the project in a manner
that best serves the project and the public.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Preliminary design plans; public hearing.

Before final design plans are
prepared for a light rail transit facilitynew text begin in the metropolitan areanew text end, the deleted text begincommissioner of
transportation
deleted text endnew text begin responsible authoritynew text end and the regional railroad authority or authorities
in whose jurisdiction the line or lines are located must hold a public hearing on the
physical design component of the preliminary design plans. The deleted text begincommissioner of
transportation
deleted text endnew text begin responsible authoritynew text end and the regional railroad authority or authorities in
whose jurisdiction the line or lines are located must provide appropriate public notice of
the hearing and publicity to ensure that affected parties have an opportunity to present
their views at the hearing. The deleted text begincommissionerdeleted text endnew text begin responsible authoritynew text end shall summarize the
proceedings and testimony and maintain the record of a hearing held under this section,
including any written statements submitted.

Subd. 3.

Preliminary design plans; local approval.

new text begin(a) new text endAt least 30 days before
the hearing under subdivision 2, the deleted text begincommissioner of transportationdeleted text endnew text begin responsible authoritynew text end
shall submit the physical design component of the preliminary design plans to the
governing body of each statutory and home rule charter city, county, and town in which
the route is proposed to be located. The city, county, or town shall hold a public hearing.
Within 45 days after the hearing under subdivision 2, the city, county, or town shall review
and approve or disapprove the plans for the route to be located in the city, county, or town.
A local unit of government that disapproves the plans shall describe specific amendments
to the plans that, if adopted, would cause the local unit to withdraw its disapproval. Failure
to approve or disapprove the plans in writing within 45 days after the hearing is deemed
to be approval, unless an extension of time is agreed to by the city, county, or town and
the deleted text begincommissioner of transportationdeleted text endnew text begin responsible authoritynew text end.

Subd. 4.

Preliminary design plans; council referral.

If the governing body of
one or more cities, counties, or towns disapproves the preliminary design plans within
the period allowed under subdivision 3, the deleted text begincommissioner of transportation may refer the
plans, along with any comments of local jurisdictions, to the Metropolitan Council. The
deleted text end
council shall hold a hearing on the plans, giving the commissioner of transportation,new text begin if the
responsible authority,
new text end any disapproving local governmental units, and other persons an
opportunity to present their views on the plans. The council may conduct independent
study as it deems desirable and may mediate and attempt to resolve disagreements about
the plans. Within deleted text begin90deleted text endnew text begin 60new text end days after the deleted text beginreferraldeleted text endnew text begin hearingnew text end, the council shall review the
plans deleted text beginsubmitted by the commissioner of transportation and the councildeleted text endnew text begin andnew text end shall decide
what amendments to the plans, if any, must be made to accommodate the objections
presented by the disapproving local governmental units. deleted text beginThe commissioner shall make thedeleted text end
Amendments to the plansnew text begin as decided by the council must be madenew text end before continuing the
planning and designing process.

Subd. 5.

Final design plans.

(a) If the final design plans incorporate a substantial
change from the preliminary design plans with respect to location, length, or termini
of routes; general dimension, elevation, or alignment of routes and crossings; location
of tracks above ground, below ground, or at ground level; or station locations, before
beginning construction, the deleted text begincommissionerdeleted text endnew text begin responsible authoritynew text end shall submit the changed
component ofnew text begin thenew text end final design plans to the governing body of each statutory and home
rule city, county, and town in which the changed component is proposed to be located.
Within 60 days after the submission of the plans, the city, county, or town shall review
and approve or disapprove the changed component located in the city, county, or town. A
local unit of government that disapproves the change shall describe specific amendments
to the plans that, if adopted, would cause the local unit to withdraw its disapproval.
Failure to approve or disapprove the changed plans in writing within the time period is
deemed to be approval, unless an extension is agreed to by the city, county, or town and
the deleted text begincommissionerdeleted text endnew text begin responsible authoritynew text end.

(b) If the governing body of one or more cities, counties, or towns disapproves the
changed plans within the period allowed under paragraph (a), the deleted text begincommissioner may refer
the plans, along with any comments of local jurisdictions, to the Metropolitan Council.
The
deleted text end council shall review the final design plans under the same procedure and with the
same effect as provided in subdivision 4 for preliminary design plans.

Subd. 7.

Council review.

new text beginIf the commissioner is the responsible authority, new text endbefore
proceeding with construction of a light rail transit facility, the commissioner must submit
preliminary and final design plans to the Metropolitan Council. The council must review
the plans for consistency with the council's development guide and approve the plans.

Subd. 8.

Metropolitan significance.

This section does not diminish or replace the
authority of the council under section 473.173.

Subd. 9.

Light rail transit operating costs.

(a) Before submitting an application for
federal assistance for light rail transit facilities in the metropolitan area, the deleted text beginapplicant must
provide to the
deleted text end Metropolitan Council deleted text beginestimatesdeleted text endnew text begin must prepare an estimatenew text end of the amount
of operating subsidy which will be required to operate light rail transit in the corridor to
which the federal assistance would be applied. The deleted text begininformation provided to the councildeleted text endnew text begin
estimate
new text end must indicate the amount of operating subsidy estimated to be required in each
of the first ten years of operation of the light rail transit facility.new text begin If the commissioner of
transportation is the responsible authority, the commissioner must provide information
requested by the council that is necessary to make the estimate.
new text end

(b) The council must review and evaluate the deleted text begininformation provideddeleted text endnew text begin estimate
developed
new text end under paragraph (a) with regard to the effect of operating the light rail transit
facility on the currently available mechanisms for financing transit in the metropolitan area.

Subd. 10.

Corridor Management Committee.

new text beginThe responsible authority
must establish
new text enda Corridor Management Committee deleted text beginshall be establisheddeleted text end to advise the
deleted text begin commissioner of transportationdeleted text endnew text begin responsible authoritynew text end in the design and construction of
light rail transit in each corridor to be constructed. The Corridor Management Committeenew text begin
for each corridor
new text end shall consist of the following members:

(1) one member appointed by each city and county in which the corridor is located;

(2) the commissioner of transportation or a designee of the commissioner;

(3) two members appointed by the Metropolitan Council, one of whom shall be
designated as the chair of the committee;

(4) one member appointed by the Metropolitan Airports Commission, if the
designated corridor provides direct service to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International
Airport; and

(5) one member appointed by the president of the University of Minnesota, if the
designated corridor provides direct service to the university.

The Corridor Management Committee shall advise the deleted text begincommissioner of
transportation
deleted text endnew text begin responsible authoritynew text end on issues relating to deleted text beginthe alternatives analysis,deleted text end
environmental review, preliminary design, preliminary engineering, final design,
implementation method, and construction of light rail transitnew text begin in the corridornew text end.

Subd. 13.

Dispute resolution.

In the event of a dispute between any of the parties
arising from the parties' respective authority and responsibility under this section, the
dispute shall be submitted to the Metropolitan Council for final resolution by any party to
the dispute. The Metropolitan Council shall establish deleted text beginby July 1, 1993,deleted text end a process to ensure
a prompt and speedy resolution of the dispute. This process shall allow the parties to
provide evidence and testimony in support of their positions.

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Transfer of facility after construction. new text end

new text begin If the commissioner of
transportation is the responsible authority for a particular light rail transit facility, the
commissioner must transfer to the Metropolitan Council all facilities constructed and
all equipment and property acquired in developing the facility upon completion of
construction.
new text end

Sec. 20.

new text begin [473.3995] LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT; DESIGN-BUILD METHOD.
new text end

new text begin (a) A responsible authority may use a design-build method of project development
and construction for light rail transit. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a
responsible authority may award a design-build contract on the basis of requests for
proposals or requests for qualifications without bids. "Design-build method of project
development and construction" means a project delivery system in which a single
contractor is responsible for both the design and construction of the project and bids the
design and construction together.
new text end

new text begin (b) If a responsible authority utilizes a design-build method of project development
and construction for light rail transit, the requirements and procedures in sections 161.3410
to 161.3426 apply to the procurement, subject to the following conditions and exceptions:
new text end

new text begin (1) if the Metropolitan Council is the responsible authority for a particular light rail
transit project, when used in sections 161.3410 to 161.3426, (i) the terms "commissioner,"
"Minnesota Department of Transportation," "department," "state agencies," and "road
authority" refer to the Metropolitan Council, and (ii) the term "state" refers to the
Metropolitan Council except in references to state law or in references to the state as
a geographical location;
new text end

new text begin (2) the provisions of section 161.3412, subdivisions 3 and 4, are not applicable
to the procurement; and
new text end

new text begin (3) if any federal funds are used in developing or constructing the light rail transit
project, any provisions in sections 161.3410 to 161.3426 that are inconsistent with, or
prohibited by, any federal law, regulation, or other requirement are not applicable to the
procurement.
new text end

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.3997, is amended to read:


473.3997 FEDERAL FUNDING; LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT.

(a) Upon completion of the alternatives analysis and draft environmental impact
statementnew text begin, and selection of the locally preferred alternative,new text end for deleted text beginthe central corridor
transit improvement project
deleted text endnew text begin each light rail transit facilitynew text end, the deleted text begincouncil, the commissioner
of transportation, and the affected regional rail authorities
deleted text endnew text begin responsible authoritynew text end may
prepare deleted text begina jointdeleted text endnew text begin annew text end application for federal assistance fornew text begin thenew text end light rail transit deleted text beginfacilities in the
metropolitan area
deleted text endnew text begin facilitynew text end. new text beginIf the commissioner is the responsible authority, new text endthe application
must be reviewed and approved by the Metropolitan Council before it is submitted by deleted text beginthe
council and
deleted text end the commissioner. In reviewing the application the council must consider the
deleted text begin information submitted to itdeleted text endnew text begin operating cost estimate developednew text end under section 473.3994,
subdivision 9
.

(b) deleted text beginUntil the application described in paragraph (a) is submitteddeleted text endnew text begin Except for the
designated responsible authority for a particular light rail transit facility
new text end, no political
subdivision in the metropolitan area may on its own apply for federal assistance for light
rail transit planning or construction.

Sec. 22.

new text begin [473.3999] LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT CONSTRUCTION IN THE
METROPOLITAN AREA; COUNCIL AUTHORITY.
new text end

new text begin The Metropolitan Council may exercise the powers granted in this chapter and in
other applicable law, as necessary, to plan, design, acquire, construct, and equip light rail
transit facilities in the metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2.
new text end

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.4051, is amended to read:


473.4051 LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT OPERATION.

The council shall operatenew text begin allnew text end light rail transit facilities and servicesnew text begin located in the
metropolitan area
new text end upon completion of construction of the facilities and the commencement
of revenue service using the facilities. The deleted text begincommissioner of transportation and thedeleted text end council
may not allow the commencement of revenue service until after an appropriate period of
acceptance testing to ensurenew text begin safe andnew text end satisfactory performance. In assuming the operation
of the system, the council must comply with section 473.415. The council shall coordinate
operation of the light rail transit system with bus service to avoid duplication of service
on a route served by light rail transit and to ensure the widest possible access to light rail
transit lines in both suburban and urban areas by means of a feeder bus system.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.408, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Charitable organization discount passes. new text end

new text begin The council may offer passes,
including tokens, for regular route bus service for sale to charitable organizations,
described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, at a special discount.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 25. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 473.1465; and 473.247, new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b) Laws 1999, chapter 230, section 44, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 26. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Sections 10 and 15 to 23 are effective the day following final enactment and apply in
the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

REGISTRATION PLATES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.10, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Collector's vehicle, pioneer deleted text beginlicensedeleted text end new text beginplatenew text end.

(a) Any motor vehicle
manufactured prior to 1936 and owned and operated solely as a collector's item shall be
listed for taxation and registration as follows: An affidavit shall be executed stating the
name and address of the owner, the name and address of the person from whom purchased,
the make of the motor vehicle, year and number of the model, the manufacturer's
identification number and that the vehicle is owned and operated solely as a collector's
item and not for general transportation purposes. If the deleted text beginregistrardeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end is satisfied
that the affidavit is true and correct and the owner pays a $25 taxnew text begin and the plate fee
authorized under section 168.12
new text end, the deleted text beginregistrardeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end shall list such vehicle for
taxation and registration and shall issue a single number plate.

(b) The number plate so issued shall bear the inscription "Pioneer," "Minnesota"
and the registration number or other combination of characters authorized under section
168.12, subdivision 2a, but no date. The number plate is valid without renewal as long
as the vehicle is in existencenew text begin in Minnesotanew text end. The deleted text beginregistrardeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end has the power to
revoke said plate for failure to comply with this subdivision.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.10, subdivision 1b, is amended to read:


Subd. 1b.

Collector's vehicle, classic car deleted text beginlicensedeleted text end new text beginplatenew text end.

(a) Any motor vehicle
manufactured between and including the years 1925 and 1948, and designated by the
deleted text begin registrar of motor vehiclesdeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end as a classic car because of its fine design, high
engineering standards, and superior workmanship, and owned and operated solely as a
collector's item shall be listed for taxation and registration as follows: An affidavit shall be
executed stating the name and address of the owner, the name and address of the person
from whom purchased, the make of the motor vehicle, year and number of the model, the
manufacturer's identification number and that the vehicle is owned and operated solely as a
collector's item and not for general transportation purposes. If the deleted text beginregistrardeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end
is satisfied that the affidavit is true and correct and that the motor vehicle qualifies to
be classified as a classic car, and the owner pays a $25 taxnew text begin and the plate fee authorized
under section 168.12
new text end, the deleted text beginregistrardeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end shall list such vehicle for taxation and
registration and shall issue a single number plate.

(b) The number plate so issued shall bear the inscription "Classic Car," "Minnesota,"
and the registration number or other combination of characters authorized under section
168.12, subdivision 2a, but no date. The number plate is valid without renewal as long
as the vehicle is in existencenew text begin in Minnesotanew text end. The deleted text beginregistrardeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end has the power to
revoke said plate for failure to comply with this subdivision.

(c) The following cars built between and including 1925 and 1948 are classic:

A.C.
Adler
Alfa Romeo
Alvis
Speed 20, 25, and 4.3 litre.
Amilcar
Aston Martin
Auburn
All 8-cylinder and 12-cylinder models.
Audi
Austro-Daimler
Avions Voisin 12
Bentley
Blackhawk
B.M.W.
Models 327, 328, and 335 only.
Brewster (Heart-front Ford)
Bugatti
Buick
1931 through 1942: series 90 only.
Cadillac
All 1925 through 1935.
All 12's and 16's.
1936-1948: Series 63, 65, 67,
70, 72, 75, 80, 85 and 90 only.
1938-1947: 60 special only.
1940-1947: All 62 Series.
Chrysler
1926 through 1930: Imperial 80.
1929: Imperial L.
1931 through 1937: Imperial Series CG,
CH, CL, and CW.
All Newports and Thunderbolts.
1934 CX.
1935 C-3.
1936 C-11.
1937 through 1948: Custom Imperial,
Crown Imperial Series C-15, C-20, C-24,
C-27, C-33, C-37, and C-40.
Cord
Cunningham
Dagmar
Model 25-70 only.
Daimler
Delage
Delahaye
Doble
Dorris
Duesenberg
du Pont
Franklin
All models except 1933-34 Olympic Sixes.
Frazer Nash
Graham
1930-1931: Series 137.
Graham-Paige
1929-1930: Series 837.
Hispano Suiza
Horch
Hotchkiss
Invicta
Isotta Fraschini
Jaguar
Jordan
Speedway Series 'Z' only.
Kissel
1925, 1926 and 1927: Model 8-75.
1928: Model 8-90, and 8-90 White Eagle.
1929: Model 8-126, and 8-90 White Eagle.
1930: Model 8-126.
1931: Model 8-126.
Lagonda
Lancia
La Salle
1927 through 1933 only.
Lincoln
All models K, L, KA, and KB.
1941: Model 168H.
1942: Model 268H.
Lincoln Continental
1939 through 1948.
Locomobile
All models 48 and 90.
1927: Model 8-80.
1928: Model 8-80.
1929: Models 8-80 and 8-88.
Marmon
All 16-cylinder models.
1925: Model 74.
1926: Model 74.
1927: Model 75.
1928: Model E75.
1931: Model 88, and Big 8.
Maybach
McFarlan
Mercedes Benz
All models 2.2 litres and up.
Mercer
M.G.
6-cylinder models only.
Minerva
Nash
1931: Series 8-90.
1932: Series 9-90,
Advanced 8, and Ambassador 8.
1933-1934: Ambassador 8.
Packard
1925 through 1934: All models.
1935 through 1942: Models 1200,
1201, 1202, 1203, 1204, 1205, 1207,
1208, 1400, 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404,
1405, 1407, 1408, 1500, 1501, 1502,
1506, 1507, 1508, 1603, 1604, 1605,
1607, 1608, 1705, 1707, 1708, 1806,
1807, 1808, 1906, 1907, 1908, 2006,
2007, and 2008 only.
1946 and 1947: Models 2106 and
2126 only.
Peerless
1926 through 1928: Series 69.
1930-1931: Custom 8.
1932: Deluxe Custom 8.
Pierce Arrow
Railton
Renault
Grand Sport model only.
Reo
1930-1931: Royale Custom 8, and
Series 8-35 and 8-52 Elite 8.
1933: Royale Custom 8.
Revere
Roamer
1925: Series 8-88, 6-54e, and 4-75.
1926: Series 4-75e, and 8-88.
1927-1928: Series 8-88.
1929: Series 8-88, and 8-125.
1930: Series 8-125.
Rohr
Rolls Royce
Ruxton
Salmson
Squire
Stearns Knight
Stevens Duryea
Steyr
Studebaker
1929-1933: President, except model 82.
Stutz
Sunbeam
Talbot
Triumph
Dolomite 8 and Gloria 6.
Vauxhall
Series 25-70 and 30-98 only.
Voisin
Wills Saint Claire

(d) No commercial vehicles such as hearses, ambulances, or trucks are considered
to be classic cars.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.10, subdivision 1c, is amended to read:


Subd. 1c.

Collector's vehicle, collector plate.

(a) The owner of any new text beginself-propelled
new text endmotor vehicle, including any truck, (1) that is (i) at least 20 model years old, or (ii) at
least ten model years old and with a body or engine style of which not more than 500
were manufactured in or imported into the United States in any model year, (2) that was
manufactured after 1935, and (3) that is owned and operated solely as a collector's vehicle,
shall list the vehicle for taxation and registration as provided in paragraph (b).

(b) The owner shall execute an affidavit stating (1) the name and address of the
person from whom purchased and of the new owner, (2) the make of the motor vehicle,
(3) the year and number of the model, (4) the manufacturer's identification number, (5)
in the case of a vehicle described in paragraph (a), clause (1)(ii), that the vehicle has a
body or engine style of which not more than 500 were manufactured or imported into the
United States in any model year, and (6) that the vehicle is owned and operated solely as a
collector's item and not for general transportation purposes.

(c) The owner shall provide a statement of the manufacturer or importer regarding
the number of vehicles manufactured or imported during the model year.

(d) The owner shall also prove that the owner also has one or more vehicles with
regular license plates.

If the deleted text beginregistrardeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end is satisfied that the affidavit is true and correct and the
owner pays a $25 taxnew text begin and the plate fee authorized under section 168.12new text end, the deleted text beginregistrardeleted text endnew text begin
commissioner
new text end shall list the vehicle for taxation and registration and shall issue a single
number plate.

(e) The number plate issued shall bear the inscription "Collector," "Minnesota,"
and the registration number or other combination of characters authorized under section
168.12, subdivision 2a, but no date. The number plate is valid without renewal as long
as the vehicle is in existencenew text begin in Minnesotanew text end. The deleted text beginregistrardeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end has the power to
revoke the plate for failure to comply with this subdivision.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.10, subdivision 1d, is amended to read:


Subd. 1d.

Collector's vehicle, street rod deleted text beginlicensedeleted text end new text beginplatenew text end.

Any modernized motor
vehicle manufactured prior to the year 1949 or designed and manufactured to resemble
such vehicle shall be listed for taxation and registration as follows:

An affidavit shall be executed stating the name and address of the person from
whom purchased and of the new owner, the make of the motor vehicle, year number of
model, and the manufacturer's identification number. The affidavit shall further state that
the vehicle is owned and operated solely as a street rod and not for general transportation
purposes. The owner must also prove that the owner has one or more vehicles with regular
license plates. If the deleted text beginregistrardeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end is satisfied that the affidavit is true and
correct and the owner pays a $25 taxnew text begin and the plate fee authorized under section 168.12new text end,
the deleted text beginregistrardeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end shall list such vehicle for taxation and registration and shall
issue a single number plate.

The number plate issued shall bear the inscription "Street Rod", "Minnesota" and the
registration number or other combination of characters authorized under section 168.12,
subdivision 2a
, but no date. The number plate is valid without renewal as long as the
vehicle is in existencenew text begin in Minnesotanew text end. The deleted text beginregistrardeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end has the power to revoke
such plate for failure to comply with this subdivision.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.10, subdivision 1g, is amended to read:


Subd. 1g.

Original plates.

A vehicle registered pursuant to subdivision 1a, 1b, 1c
or 1d may in lieu of being issued number plates by the deleted text beginregistrardeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end display
original Minnesota number plates issued in the same year as the model year of the car
on which they are displayed. The number of the original plates must be provided to the
deleted text begin registrardeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end. The original plates must be in good condition deleted text beginand shall be used in
pairs one to be displayed in the front of the car and one in the rear, except for an original
plate issued in 1911, 1944, 1945, or 1946 which may be used singly and displayed at the
rear of the vehicle
deleted text end. Original Minnesota number plates shall not be used if the number on
the original plate is identical to a number on any current deleted text beginstreet roddeleted text end plate or any other plate
in a numbering system used by the deleted text beginregistrardeleted text endnew text begin commissioner without written authorization
from the commissioner
new text end. Any person currently using plates issued pursuant to subdivision
1a, 1b, 1c or 1d shall return those plates to the deleted text beginregistrardeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end before substituting
original plates. The deleted text beginregistrar maydeleted text endnew text begin commissioner shallnew text end charge a fee new text beginof $10 new text endfor registering
the number on original plates.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.10, subdivision 1h, is amended to read:


Subd. 1h.

Collector military vehicle.

(a) A motor vehicle, including a truck, shall
be listed and registered under this section if it meets the following conditions:

(1) it is at least 20 years old;

(2) its first owner following its manufacture was a branch of the armed forces of
the United States and it presently conforms to the vehicle specifications required during
the time of military ownership, or it has been restored and presently conforms to the
specifications required by a branch of the armed forces for the model year that the restored
vehicle could have been owned by that branch of the armed forces; and

(3) it is owned by a nonprofit organization and operated solely as a collector's
vehicle. For purposes of this subdivision, "nonprofit organization" means a corporation,
society, association, foundation, or institution organized and operated exclusively for
historical or educational purposes, no part of the net earnings of which inures to the
benefit of a private individual.

(b) The owner of the vehicle shall execute an affidavit stating the name and address
of the person from whom purchased and of the new owner; the make, year, and model
number of the motor vehicle; the manufacturer's identification number; and the collector
military vehicle identification number, if any, located on the exterior of the vehicle. The
affidavit must affirm that the vehicle is owned by a nonprofit organization and is operated
solely as a collector's item and not for general transportation purposes. If the deleted text beginregistrardeleted text endnew text begin
commissioner
new text end is satisfied that the affidavit is true and correct and the owner pays a $25
taxnew text begin and the plate fee authorized under section 168.12new text end, the deleted text beginregistrardeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end shall
list the vehicle for taxation and registration and shall issue number plates. The number
plates shall bear the inscriptions "Collector" and "Minnesota" and the registration number,
but no date. The number plates are valid without renewal as long as the vehicle is in
existencenew text begin in Minnesotanew text end. The deleted text beginregistrardeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end may revoke the plates for failure
to comply with this subdivision.

(c) Notwithstanding section 168.09, 168.12, or other law to the contrary, the owner
of a registered collector military vehicle is not required to display registration plates on the
exterior of the vehicle if the vehicle has an exterior number identification that conforms to
the identifying system for military vehicles in effect when the vehicle was last owned by
the branch of the armed forces of the United States or in effect in the year to which the
collector military vehicle has been restored. However, the state registration plates must be
carried in or on the collector military vehicle at all times.

(d) The owner of a registered collector military vehicle that is not required to display
registration plates under paragraph (c) may tow a registered trailer behind it. The trailer
is not required to display registration plates if the trailer:

(1) does not exceed a gross weight of 15,000 pounds;

(2) otherwise conforms to registration, licensing, and safety laws and specifications;

(3) conforms to military specifications for appearance and identification;

(4) is intended to represent and does represent a military trailer; and

(5) carries registration plates on or in the trailer or the collector military vehicle
towing the trailer.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.10, subdivision 1i, is amended to read:


Subd. 1i.

Collector plate transfer.

Notwithstanding section 168.12, subdivision 1,
on payment of a transfer fee of $5, plates issued under this section may be transferred to
another vehicle owned or jointly owned by the person to whom the special plates were
issued or the plate may be assigned to another owner. In addition to the transfer fee a new
owner must pay the $25 deleted text beginplatedeleted text end tax deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin andnew text end any fee required by section 168.12, subdivision
2a
. The $5 fee must be paid into the state treasury and credited to the highway user tax
distribution fund. License plates issued under this section may not be transferred to a
vehicle not eligible for the collector's vehicle license plates.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.12, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Plates; design, visibility, periods of issuance.

(a) The commissioner,
upon approval and payment, shall issue to the applicant the plates required by this chapter,
bearing the state name and an assigned vehicle registration number. The number assigned
by the commissioner may be a combination of a letter or sign with figures. The color of the
plates and the color of the abbreviation of the state name and the number assigned must
be in marked contrast. The plates must be lettered, spaced, or distinguished to suitably
indicate the registration of the vehicle according to the rules of the commissioner.

(b) When a vehicle is registered on the basis of total gross weight, the plates issued
must clearly indicate by letters or other suitable insignia the maximum gross weight
for which the tax has been paid.

(c) The plates must be so treated as to be at least 100 times brighter than the
conventional painted number plates. When properly mounted on an unlighted vehicle, the
plates, when viewed from a vehicle equipped with standard headlights, must be visible for
a distance of not less than 1,500 feet and readable for a distance of not less than 110 feet.

(d) The commissioner shall issue plates for the following periods:

(1) New plates issued pursuant to section 168.012, subdivision 1, must be issued to a
vehicle for as long as the vehicle is owned by the exempt agency and the plate shall not be
transferable from one vehicle to another but the plate may be transferred with the vehicle
from one tax-exempt agency to another.

(2) Plates issued for passenger automobiles must be issued for a seven-year period.
All plates issued under this paragraph must be replaced if they are seven years old or older
at the time of registration renewal or will become so during the registration period.

(3) Plates issued under sections 168.053 and 168.27, subdivisions 16 and 17, must
be for a seven-year period.

(4) Plates issued under subdivisions 2c and 2d and section 168.123 must be issued
for the life of the veteran under section 169.79.

(5) Plates for any vehicle not specified in clauses (1) to (3)deleted text begin, except for trailers as
hereafter provided,
deleted text end must be issued for the life of the vehicle. deleted text beginBeginning with plates issued
for the year 1981, plates issued for trailers with a total gross weight of 3,000 pounds or
less must be issued for the life of the trailer and must be not more than seven inches in
length and four inches in width.
deleted text end

(e) In a year in which plates are not issued, the commissioner shall issue for each
registration a sticker to designate the year of registration. This sticker must show the year
or years for which the sticker is issued, and is valid only for that period. The plates and
stickers issued for a vehicle may not be transferred to another vehicle during the period
for which the sticker is issued, except when issued for a vehicle registered under section
168.187.

(f) Despite any other provision of this subdivision, plates issued to a vehicle used
for behind-the-wheel instruction in a driver education course in a public school may
be transferred to another vehicle used for the same purpose without payment of any
additional fee. The public school shall notify the commissioner of each transfer of plates
under this paragraph. The commissioner may prescribe a format for notification.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.12, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Amateur radio licensee; special plates, rules.

(a) The commissioner shall
issue amateur radio plates to an applicant who:

(1) is an owner of a passenger automobile or recreational motor vehicle;

(2) is a resident of this state;

(3) holds an official amateur radio station license or a citizens radio service class D
license, in good standing, issued by the Federal Communications Commission;

(4) pays the registration tax required under section 168.013;

(5) pays a fee of $10 for each set of special plates and any other fees required by
this chapter; and

(6) complies with this chapter and rules governing the registration of motor vehicles
and licensing of drivers;

(b) In lieu of the registration number required for identification under subdivision 1,
the plates must indicate the official amateur call letters of the applicant, as assigned by the
Federal Communications Commission, and the words "AMATEUR RADIO."

(c) This provision for the issue of special plates applies only if the applicant's motor
vehicle is already registered in Minnesota so that the applicant has valid regular Minnesota
plates issued for that motor vehicle under which to operate it during the time that it will
take to have the necessary special plates made.

(d) If owning more than one motor vehicle of the type specified in this subdivision,
the applicant may apply for special plates for each deleted text beginof not more than two motor vehiclesdeleted text endnew text begin
motor vehicle
new text end and, if each application complies with this subdivision, the commissioner
shall furnish the applicant with the special plates, indicating the official amateur call
letters and other distinguishing information as the commissioner considers necessary, for
each of the deleted text begintwodeleted text end motor vehicles.

(e) The commissioner may make reasonable rules governing the use of the special
plates as will assure the full compliance by the owner of the special plates, with all existing
laws governing the registration of motor vehicles and the transfer and use of the plates.

(f) Despite any contrary provision of subdivision 1, the special plates issued under
this subdivision may be transferred by an owner to another motor vehicle listed in
paragraph (a) and registered to the same owner, upon the payment of a fee of $5. The
commissioner must be notified before the transfer and may prescribe a format for the
notification.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.12, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Personalized plates; rules.

(a) The commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin maynew text end issue
personalized plates or, if requested for special plates issued under section 168.123 for
veterans, 168.124 for medal of honor recipients, or 168.125 for former prisoners of war,
applicable personalized special veterans plates, to an applicant who:

(1) is an owner of a passenger automobile including a passenger automobile
registered as a classic car, pioneer car, collector car, or street rod; any truck with a
manufacturer's nominal rated capacity of one ton or less and resembling a pickup truck; a
motorcycle, including a classic motorcycle; new text begina motorized bicycle; a commuter van as
defined in section 168.126;
new text endor a recreational deleted text beginmotordeleted text end vehicle;

(2) pays a onetime fee of $100 and any other fees required by this chapter;

(3) pays the registration tax required by this chapter for the motor vehicle; and

(4) complies with this chapter and rules governing registration of motor vehicles
and licensing of drivers.

(b) The commissioner shall charge a replacement fee for personalized license plates
and personalized special veterans plates issued under section 168.123 as specified in
subdivision 5. This fee must be paid by the applicant whenever the personalized plates are
required to be replaced by law, except that as provided in section 168.124, subdivision
3
, and 168.125, subdivision 1b, no fee may be charged to replace plates issued under
those sections.

(c) In lieu of the registration number assigned as provided in subdivision 1,
personalized plates and personalized special veterans plates must have imprinted on them
a series of not more than seven numbers and letters, or five numbers and letters for
personalized special veterans plates, in any combination and, as applicable, satisfy the
design requirements of section 168.123, 168.124, or 168.125. When an applicant has once
obtained personalized plates or personalized special veterans plates, the applicant shall
have a prior claim for similar personalized plates or personalized special veterans plates in
the next succeeding year as long as current motor vehicle registration is maintained.

(d) The commissioner shall adopt rules in the manner provided by chapter 14,
regulating the issuance and transfer of personalized plates and personalized special
veterans plates. No words or combination of letters placed on these plates may be used
for commercial advertising, be of an obscene, indecent, or immoral nature, or be of a
nature that would offend public morals or decency. The call signals or letters of a radio or
television station are not commercial advertising for the purposes of this subdivision.

(e) Despite the provisions of subdivision 1, personalized plates and personalized
special veterans plates issued under this subdivision may be transferred to another motor
vehicle listed in paragraph (a) and owned by the applicant, upon the payment of a fee of $5.

(f) The commissioner may by rule specify the format for notification.

(g) A personalized plate or personalized special veterans plate issued for a classic
car, pioneer car, collector car, street rod, or classic motorcycle may not be transferred
to a vehicle not eligible for such a plate.

(h) Despite any law to the contrary, if the personalized license plates are lost, stolen,
or destroyed, the applicant may apply and must be issued duplicate license plates bearing
the same combination of letters and numbers and the same design as (1) the former
personalized plates or personalized special veterans plates under section 168.123 upon
the payment of the fee required by section 168.29 or (2) the former personalized special
veterans plates issued under section 168.124 or 168.125, without charge.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.12, subdivision 2b, is amended to read:


Subd. 2b.

Firefighters; special plates, rules.

(a) The commissioner shall issue
special plates, or a single license plate in the case of a motorcycle plate, to any applicant
who:

(1) is both a member of a fire department receiving state aid under chapter 69 and an
owner of a passenger automobile, a truck with a manufacturer's nominal rated capacity of
one ton and resembling a pickup truck, or a motorcycle;

(2) pays a fee of $10 and any other fees required by this chapter;

(3) pays the registration tax required by this chapter for the motor vehicle; and

(4) complies with this chapter and rules governing the registration of motor vehicles
and licensing of drivers.

(b) In lieu of the identification required under subdivision 1, the special plates must
bear an emblem of a Maltese Cross together with any numbers or characters prescribed
by the commissioner. deleted text beginNo applicant shall receive more than two sets of plates for motor
vehicles owned by the applicant.
deleted text end

(c) Special plates issued under this subdivision may only be used during the period
that the owner of the motor vehicle is a member of a fire department as specified in this
subdivision. When the individual to whom the special plates were issued is no longer a
member of a fire department or when the motor vehicle ownership is transferred, the
owner shall remove the special plates from the motor vehicle. new text beginIf the commissioner
receives written notification that an individual is no longer qualified for these special
plates, the commissioner shall invalidate the plates and notify the individual of this
action. The individual may retain the plate only upon demonstrating compliance with the
qualifications of this subdivision.
new text endUpon removal new text beginor invalidation new text endof the special plates, or
special motorcycle plate, either the owner or purchaser of the motor vehicle deleted text beginis entitled
to receive regular plates or a regular motorcycle plate for the motor vehicle without cost
for the remainder of the registration period for which the special plate or plates were
issued
deleted text endnew text begin shall obtain regular plates or a regular motorcycle plate for the proper registration
classification for the motor vehicle
new text end.

(d) A special motorcycle license plate issued under this subdivision must be the
same size as a standard motorcycle license plate.

(e) Upon payment of a fee of $5, plates issued under this subdivision for a passenger
automobile or truck may be transferred to another passenger automobile or truck owned
or jointly owned by the person to whom the plates were issued. On payment of a fee of
$5, a plate issued under this subdivision for a motorcycle may be transferred to another
motorcycle owned or jointly owned by the person to whom the plate was issued.

(f) The commissioner may adopt rules under the Administrative Procedure Act,
sections 14.001 to 14.69, to govern the issuance and use of the special plates authorized
in this subdivision.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.12, subdivision 2c, is amended to read:


Subd. 2c.

National Guard; special plates, rules.

(a) The commissioner shall
issue special plates to any applicant who:

(1) is a regularly enlisted, commissioned, or retired member of the Minnesota
National Guard, other than an inactive member who is not a retired member, and is an
owner of a passenger automobile;

(2) pays a fee of $10 and any other fees required by this chapter;

(3) pays the registration tax required by this chapter; and

(4) complies with this chapter and rules governing the registration of motor vehicles
and licensing of drivers.

(b) The adjutant general shall design the emblem for these special plates subject to
the approval of the commissioner.

deleted text begin (c) An applicant must not be issued more than two sets of plates for motor vehicles
registered to the applicant.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end Special plates issued under this subdivision may only be used during the
period that the owner of the motor vehicle is an active or retired member of the Minnesota
National Guard as specified in this subdivision. When the individual to whom the
special plates were issued is no longer an active or retired member of the Minnesota
National Guard, the special plates must be removed from the vehicle by the owner. new text beginIf the
commissioner receives written notification that an individual is no longer qualified for
these special plates, the commissioner shall invalidate the plates and notify the individual
of this action. The individual may retain the plate only upon demonstrating compliance
with the qualifications of this subdivision.
new text endUpon removal new text beginor invalidation new text endof the special
plates, either the owner or purchaser of the motor vehicle deleted text beginis entitled to receive regular
plates for the motor vehicle without cost for the remainder of the registration period for
which the special plates were issued
deleted text endnew text begin shall obtain regular plates for the motor vehiclenew text end.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end While the person is an active or retired member of the Minnesota National
Guard, plates issued pursuant to this subdivision may be transferred to another motor
vehicle owned by that individual upon payment of a fee of $5.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end For purposes of this subdivision, "retired member" means an individual
placed on the roll of retired officers or roll of retired enlisted members in the Office of the
Adjutant General under section 192.18 and who is not deceased.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end The commissioner may adopt rules under the Administrative Procedure Act to
govern the issuance and use of the special plates authorized by this subdivision.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.12, subdivision 2d, is amended to read:


Subd. 2d.

Ready Reserve; special plates, rules.

(a) The commissioner shall issue
special plates to an applicant who:

(1) is not eligible for special National Guard plates under subdivision 2c, is a
member of the United States armed forces ready reserve as described in United States
Code, title 10, section 10142 or 10143,new text begin or a retired reserve as described in United States
Code, title 10, section 10154,
new text end and is an owner of a passenger automobile;

(2) pays a fee of $10 and any other fees required by this chapter;

(3) pays the registration tax required by this chapter; and

(4) complies with this chapter and rules governing the registration of motor vehicles
and licensing of drivers.

(b) The commissioner of veterans affairs shall design the emblem for these special
plates subject to the approval of the commissioner.

deleted text begin (c) An applicant must not be issued more than two sets of plates for motor vehicles
owned by the applicant.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end Special plates issued under this subdivision may only be used during the
period that the owner of the motor vehicle is a member of the ready reserve. When the
owner is no longer a member, the special plates must be removed from the motor vehicle
by the owner. new text beginIf the commissioner receives written notification that an individual is no
longer qualified for these special plates, the commissioner shall invalidate the plates
and notify the individual of this action. The individual may retain the plate only upon
demonstrating compliance with the qualifications of this subdivision.
new text endOn deleted text beginremovingdeleted text endnew text begin
removal or invalidation of
new text end the special plates, either the owner or purchaser of the motor
vehicle deleted text beginis entitled to receive regular plates for the motor vehicle without cost for the rest
of the registration period for which the special plates were issued
deleted text endnew text begin shall obtain regular
plates for the motor vehicle
new text end. While the owner is a member of the ready reserve, plates
issued under this subdivision may be transferred to another motor vehicle owned by that
individual on paying a fee of $5.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end The commissioner may adopt rules under the Administrative Procedure Act
to govern the issuance and use of the special plates authorized by this subdivision.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.12, subdivision 2e, is amended to read:


Subd. 2e.

Volunteer ambulance attendants; special plates.

(a) The commissioner
shall issue special license plates to an applicant who:

(1) is a volunteer ambulance attendant as defined in section 144E.001, subdivision
15
, and owns a motor vehicle taxed as a passenger automobile;

(2) pays the registration tax required by this chapter for the motor vehicle;

(3) pays a fee of $10 and any other fees required by this chapter; and

(4) complies with this chapter and rules governing the registration of motor vehicles
and licensing of drivers.

deleted text begin (b) The commissioner shall not issue more than two sets of these plates to each
qualified applicant.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end An individual may use special plates issued under this subdivision only during
the period that the individual is a volunteer ambulance attendant. When the individual to
whom the special plates were issued ceases to be a volunteer ambulance attendant, the
individual shall remove each set of special plates issued. new text beginIf the commissioner receives
written notification that an individual is no longer qualified for these special plates, the
commissioner shall invalidate the plates and notify the individual of this action. The
individual may retain the plate only upon demonstrating compliance with the qualifications
of this subdivision.
new text endWhen ownership of the motor vehicle is transferred, the individual
shall remove the special plates from that motor vehicle. On removalnew text begin or invalidationnew text end of
deleted text begin each set ofdeleted text endnew text begin the specialnew text end plates, the owner new text beginor purchaser new text endof the motor vehicledeleted text begin, or new owner
in case of a transferred motor vehicle, is entitled to receive regular plates for the motor
vehicle without cost for the rest of the registration period for which the set of special
plates were issued
deleted text endnew text begin shall obtain regular plates for the motor vehiclenew text end. Special plates issued
under this subdivision may be transferred to another motor vehicle owned by the volunteer
ambulance attendant on payment of a fee of $5.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end The commissioner may adopt rules governing the design, issuance, and sale
of the special plates authorized by this subdivision.

ARTICLE 5

VEHICLE SIZE, WEIGHT, AND LOAD RESTRICTIONS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.01, subdivision 78, is amended to read:


Subd. 78.

Recreational vehicle combination.

(a) "Recreational vehicle
combination" means a combination of vehicles consisting of anew text begin full-sizenew text end pickup truck deleted text beginas
defined in section 168.011, subdivision 29
deleted text end, attached by means of a fifth-wheel coupling to
a deleted text begincamper-semitrailerdeleted text end new text beginmiddle vehiclenew text end which has hitched to it a trailer deleted text begincarrying a watercraft
as defined in section 86B.005, subdivision 18; off-highway motorcycle as defined in
section 84.787, subdivision 7; motorcycle; motorized bicycle; snowmobile as defined in
section 84.81, subdivision 3; all-terrain vehicle as defined in section 84.92, subdivision 8;
motorized golf cart; or equestrian equipment or supplies
deleted text end.

(b) For purposes of this subdivisiondeleted text begin:deleted text endnew text begin,
new text end

deleted text begin (1)deleted text end a "fifth-wheel coupling" is a coupling between a deleted text begincamper-semitrailerdeleted text end new text beginmiddle
vehicle
new text end and a towing new text beginfull-sizenew text end pickup truck in which a portion of the weight of the
deleted text begin camper-semitrailerdeleted text end new text begintowed middle vehiclenew text end is carried over or forward of the rear axle of
the towing pickup.

deleted text begin (2) A "camper-semitrailer" is a trailer, other than a manufactured home as defined in
deleted text end deleted text begin section deleted text end deleted text begin 327B.01, subdivision 13 deleted text end deleted text begin , designed for human habitation and used for vacation or
deleted text end deleted text begin recreational purposes for limited periods.
deleted text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 92. new text end

new text begin Full-size pickup truck. new text end

new text begin "Full-size pickup truck" means any truck with a
manufacturer's nominal rated carrying capacity of one ton or less and commonly known
as or resembling a pickup truck.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.81, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Length of single vehicle; exceptions.

(a) Statewide, no single vehicle may
exceed deleted text begin40deleted text endnew text begin 45new text end feet in overall length, including load and front and rear bumpers, exceptdeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1)deleted text end mobile cranes, which may not exceed 48 feet in overall lengthdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (2) buses, which may not exceed 45 feet in overall length; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) type A, B, or C motor homes as defined in section 168.011, subdivision 25,
paragraph (c), which may not exceed 45 feet in overall length
deleted text end deleted text begin .
deleted text end

(b) Statewide, no semitrailer may exceed 48 feet in overall length, including bumper
and load, but excluding non-cargo-carrying equipment, such as refrigeration units or air
compressors, necessary for safe and efficient operation and located on the end of the
semitrailer adjacent to the truck-tractor. However, statewide, a single semitrailer may
exceed 48 feet, but not 53 feet, if the distance from the kingpin to the centerline of the
rear axle group of the semitrailer does not exceed 43 feet.

(c) Statewide, no single trailer may have an overall length exceeding 45 feet,
including the tow bar assembly but exclusive of rear bumpers that do not increase the
overall length by more than six inches.

(d) For determining compliance with this subdivision, the length of the semitrailer
or trailer must be determined separately from the overall length of the combination of
vehicles.

(e) No semitrailer or trailer used in a three-vehicle combination may have an overall
length in excess of 28-1/2 feet, exclusive of:

(1) non-cargo-carrying accessory equipment, including refrigeration units or air
compressors and upper coupler plates, necessary for safe and efficient operation, located
on the end of the semitrailer or trailer adjacent to the truck or truck-tractor;

(2) the tow bar assembly; and

(3) lower coupler equipment that is a fixed part of the rear end of the first semitrailer
or trailer.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.81, subdivision 3c, is amended to read:


Subd. 3c.

Recreational vehicle combination.

Notwithstanding subdivision 3, a
recreational vehicle combination may be operated without a permit if:

(1) the combination does not consist of more than three vehicles, and the towing
rating of thenew text begin full-sizenew text end pickup truck is equal to or greater than the total weight of all
vehicles being towed;

(2) the combination does not exceed 70 feet in length;

(3) deleted text beginthe middle vehicle in the combination does not exceed 28 feet in length;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text end the operator of the combination is at least 18 years of age;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end the trailernew text begin is onlynew text end carrying a watercraft, motorcycle, motorized bicycle,
off-highway motorcycle, snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle, motorized golf cart, or
equestrian equipment or suppliesnew text begin, andnew text end meets all requirements of law;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end the deleted text begintrailersdeleted text endnew text begin vehiclesnew text end in the combination are connected to thenew text begin full-sizenew text end pickup
truck and each other in conformity with section 169.82; and

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end the combination is not operated within the seven-county metropolitan area,
as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, during the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.823, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Pneumatic-tired vehicle.

No vehicle or combination of vehicles
equipped with pneumatic tires shall be operated upon the highways of this state:

(1) where the gross weight on any wheel exceeds 9,000 pounds, except that on
new text begin paved county state-aid highways, paved county roads, new text enddesignated local routesnew text begin,new text end and state
trunk highways the gross weight on any single wheel shall not exceed 10,000 poundsnew text begin
unless posted
new text end;

(2) where the gross weight on any single axle exceeds 18,000 pounds, except that
on new text begin paved county state-aid highways, paved county roads, new text enddesignated local routesnew text begin,new text end and
state trunk highways the gross weight on any single axle shall not exceed 20,000 poundsnew text begin
unless posted
new text end;

(3) where the maximum wheel load:

(i) on the foremost and rearmost steering axles, exceeds 600 pounds per inch of tire
width or the manufacturer's recommended load, whichever is less; or

(ii) on other axles, exceeds 500 pounds per inch of tire width or the manufacturer's
recommended load, whichever is lessdeleted text begin. This item applies to new vehicles manufactured
after August 1, 1991. For vehicles manufactured before August 2, 1991, the maximum
weight per inch of tire width is 600 pounds per inch or the manufacturer's recommended
load, whichever is less, until August 1, 1996. After July 31, 1996, this item applies to all
vehicles regardless of date of manufacture
deleted text end;

(4) where the gross weight on any axle of a tridem exceeds 15,000 pounds, except
that for vehicles to which an additional axle has been added prior to June 1, 1981, the
maximum gross weight on any axle of a tridem may be up to 16,000 pounds provided the
gross weight of the tridem combination does not exceed 39,900 pounds where the first
and third axles of the tridem are spaced nine feet apart;

(5) where the gross weight on any group of axles exceeds the weights permitted
under sections 169.822 to 169.829 with any or all of the interior axles disregarded, and
with an exterior axle disregarded if the exterior axle is a variable load axle that is not
carrying its intended weight, and their gross weights subtracted from the gross weight of
all axles of the group under consideration.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.824, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Gross vehicle weight of all axles.

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions
of section 169.85, the gross vehicle weight of all axles of a vehicle or combination of
vehicles deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end not exceed:

(1) 80,000 pounds for any vehicle or combination of vehicles on all deleted text beginstatedeleted text endnew text begin (i)new text end trunk
highways as defined in section 160.02, subdivision 29, deleted text beginand for alldeleted text endnew text begin (ii)new text end routes designated
under section 169.832, subdivision 11new text begin, and (iii) paved county highways, including paved
county state-aid highways
new text end;

(2) 88,000 pounds for any vehicle or combination of vehicles with six or more
axles while exclusively engaged in hauling livestock on all state trunk highways other
than interstate highways, if the vehicle has a permit under section 169.86, subdivision 5,
paragraph (k);new text begin and
new text end

(3) 73,280 pounds for any vehicle or combination of vehicles with five axles or less
on all routes, other than deleted text beginstate trunk highways and routes that are designated under section
169.832, subdivision 11, except that a vehicle needing reasonable access to a terminal or
facilities for food, fuel, repairs, and rest, located within three miles of a ten-ton route, may
not exceed 80,000 pounds. "Terminal" means any location where freight either originates,
terminates, or is handled in the transportation process, or where commercial motor carriers
maintain operating facilities; and
deleted text endnew text begin routes identified in clause (1).
new text end

deleted text begin (4) 80,000 pounds for any vehicle or combination of vehicles with six or more
axles on all routes, other than state trunk highways and routes that are designated under
section 169.832, subdivision 11.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) The maximum weights specified in this section for five consecutive axles shall
not apply to a four-axle ready-mix concrete truck which was equipped with a fifth axle
prior to June 1, 1981. The maximum gross weight on four or fewer consecutive axles of
vehicles excepted by this clause shall not exceed any maximum weight specified for four
or fewer consecutive axles in this section.
deleted text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding the maximum weight provisions of this section and section
169.85, and in order to promote the reduction of fuel use and emissions because of engine
idling, the maximum gross vehicle weight limits and the axle weight limits for any motor
vehicle subject to sections 169.80 to 169.88 and equipped with idle reduction technology
must be increased by the amount of weight necessary to compensate for the weight of the
idle reduction technology, not to exceed 400 pounds. At the request of an authorized
representative of the Department of Transportation or Department of Public Safety the
vehicle operator shall provide proof that the vehicle is equipped with this technology
through documentation or demonstration.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.8261, is amended to read:


169.8261 GROSS WEIGHT LIMITATIONS; FOREST PRODUCTS.

(a) A vehicle or combination of vehicles hauling raw or unfinished forest products,
including wood chips, new text beginpaper, pulp, oriented strand board, laminated strand lumber,
hardboard, treated lumber, untreated lumber, or barrel staves,
new text endby the most direct route to the
nearest highway that has been designated under section 169.832, subdivision 11, may be
operated on any highway with gross weights permitted under sections 169.822 to 169.829
without regard to load restrictions imposed on that highway, except that the vehicles must:

(1) comply with seasonal load restrictions in effect between the dates set by the
commissioner under section 169.87, subdivision 2;

(2) comply with bridge load limits posted under section 169.84;

(3) be equipped and operated with six axles and brakesnew text begin on all wheelsnew text end;

(4) not exceed 90,000 pounds gross weight, or deleted text begin98,000deleted text endnew text begin 99,000new text end pounds gross weight
during the time when seasonal increases are authorized under section 169.826;

(5) not be operated on interstate and defense highways;

(6) obtain an annual permit from the commissioner of transportation;

(7) obey all road postings; and

(8) not exceed 20,000 pounds gross weight on any single axle.

(b) A vehicle operated under this section may exceed the legal axle weight limits
listed in section 169.824 by not more than 12.5 percent; except that, the weight limits may
be exceeded by not more than 22.5 percent during the time when seasonal increases are
authorized under section 169.826, subdivision 1.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.86, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Fee; proceeds deposited; appropriation.

The commissioner, with respect
to highways under the commissioner's jurisdiction, may charge a fee for each permit
issued. All such fees for permits issued by the commissioner of transportation shall be
deposited in the state treasury and credited to the trunk highway fund. Except for those
annual permits for which the permit fees are specified elsewhere in this chapter, the fees
shall be:

(a) $15 for each single trip permit.

(b) $36 for each job permit. A job permit may be issued for like loads carried on
a specific route for a period not to exceed two months. "Like loads" means loads of the
same product, weight, and dimension.

(c) $60 for an annual permit to be issued for a period not to exceed 12 consecutive
months. Annual permits may be issued for:

(1) motor vehicles used to alleviate a temporary crisis adversely affecting the safety
or well-being of the public;

(2) motor vehicles which travel on interstate highways and carry loads authorized
under subdivision 1a;

(3) motor vehicles operating with gross weights authorized under section 169.826,
subdivision 1a
;

(4) special pulpwood vehicles described in section 169.863;

(5) motor vehicles bearing snowplow blades not exceeding ten feet in width; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(6) noncommercial transportation of a boat by the owner or user of the boatdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (7) motor vehicles carrying bales of agricultural products authorized under section
169.862.
new text end

(d) $120 for an oversize annual permit to be issued for a period not to exceed 12
consecutive months. Annual permits may be issued for:

(1) mobile cranes;

(2) construction equipment, machinery, and supplies;

(3) manufactured homes and manufactured storage buildings;

(4) implements of husbandry when the movement is not made according to the
provisions of paragraph (i);

(5) double-deck buses;

(6) commercial boat hauling; and

(7) three-vehicle combinations consisting of two empty, newly manufactured trailers
for cargo, horses, or livestock, not to exceed 28-1/2 feet per trailer; provided, however,
the permit allows the vehicles to be moved from a trailer manufacturer to a trailer dealer
only while operating on twin-trailer routes designated under section 169.81, subdivision 3,
paragraph (c).

(e) For vehicles which have axle weights exceeding the weight limitations of
sections 169.822 to 169.829, an additional cost added to the fees listed above. However,
this paragraph applies to any vehicle described in section 168.013, subdivision 3,
paragraph (b), but only when the vehicle exceeds its gross weight allowance set forth in
that paragraph, and then the additional cost is for all weight, including the allowance
weight, in excess of the permitted maximum axle weight. The additional cost is equal
to the product of the distance traveled times the sum of the overweight axle group cost
factors shown in the following chart:

Overweight Axle Group Cost Factors

Weight
(pounds)
Cost Per Mile For Each Group Of:
exceeding
weight
limitations on
axles
Two
consecutive
axles
spaced
within 8
feet or
less
Three
consecutive
axles
spaced
within 9
feet or
less
Four
consecutive
axles spaced
within 14
feet or less
0-2,000
.12
.05
.04
2,001-4,000
.14
.06
.05
4,001-6,000
.18
.07
.06
6,001-8,000
.21
.09
.07
8,001-10,000
.26
.10
.08
10,001-12,000
.30
.12
.09
12,001-14,000
Not
permitted
.14
.11
14,001-16,000
Not
permitted
.17
.12
16,001-18,000
Not
permitted
.19
.15
18,001-20,000
Not
permitted
Not
permitted
.16
20,001-22,000
Not
permitted
Not
permitted
.20

The amounts added are rounded to the nearest cent for each axle or axle group. The
additional cost does not apply to paragraph (c), clauses (1) and (3).

For a vehicle found to exceed the appropriate maximum permitted weight, a cost-per-mile
fee of 22 cents per ton, or fraction of a ton, over the permitted maximum weight is imposed
in addition to the normal permit fee. Miles must be calculated based on the distance
already traveled in the state plus the distance from the point of detection to a transportation
loading site or unloading site within the state or to the point of exit from the state.

(f) As an alternative to paragraph (e), an annual permit may be issued for overweight,
or oversize and overweight, construction equipment, machinery, and supplies. The fees
for the permit are as follows:

Gross Weight (pounds) of Vehicle
Annual Permit Fee
90,000
or less
$200
90,001
- 100,000
$300
100,001
- 110,000
$400
110,001
- 120,000
$500
120,001
- 130,000
$600
130,001
- 140,000
$700
140,001
- 145,000
$800

If the gross weight of the vehicle is more than 145,000 pounds the permit fee is determined
under paragraph (e).

(g) For vehicles which exceed the width limitations set forth in section 169.80 by
more than 72 inches, an additional cost equal to $120 added to the amount in paragraph (a)
when the permit is issued while seasonal load restrictions pursuant to section 169.87 are
in effect.

(h) $85 for an annual permit to be issued for a period not to exceed 12 months, for
refuse-compactor vehicles that carry a gross weight of not more than: 22,000 pounds on
a single rear axle; 38,000 pounds on a tandem rear axle; or, subject to section 169.828,
subdivision 2
, 46,000 pounds on a tridem rear axle. A permit issued for up to 46,000
pounds on a tridem rear axle must limit the gross vehicle weight to not more than 62,000
pounds.

(i) For vehicles exclusively transporting implements of husbandry, an annual permit
fee of $24. A vehicle operated under a permit authorized by this paragraph may be moved
at the discretion of the permit holder without prior route approval by the commissioner if:

(1) the total width of the transporting vehicle, including load, does not exceed 14 feet;

(2) the vehicle is operated only between sunrise and 30 minutes after sunset, and is
not operated at any time after 12:00 noon on Sundays or holidays;

(3) the vehicle is not operated when visibility is impaired by weather, fog, or other
conditions that render persons and other vehicles not clearly visible at 500 feet;

(4) the vehicle displays at the front and rear of the load or vehicle a pair of flashing
amber lights, as provided in section 169.59, subdivision 4, whenever the overall width of
the vehicle exceeds 126 inches; and

(5) the vehicle is not operated on a trunk highway with a surfaced roadway width of
less than 24 feet unless such operation is authorized by the permit.

A permit under this paragraph authorizes movements of the permitted vehicle on an
interstate highway, and movements of 75 miles or more on other highways.

(j) $300 for a motor vehicle described in section 169.8261. The fee under this
paragraph must be deposited as follows:

(1) in fiscal years 2005 through 2010:

(i) the first $50,000 in each fiscal year must be deposited in the trunk highway fund
for costs related to administering the permit program and inspecting and posting bridges;

(ii) all remaining money in each fiscal year must be deposited in a bridge inspection
and signing account in the special revenue fund. Money in the account is appropriated
to the commissioner for:

(A) inspection of local bridges and identification of local bridges to be posted,
including contracting with a consultant for some or all of these functions; and

(B) erection of weight-posting signs on local bridges; and

(2) in fiscal year 2011 and subsequent years must be deposited in the trunk highway
fund.

(k) Beginning August 1, 2006, $200 for an annual permit for a vehicle operating
under authority of section 169.824, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (2).

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.862, is amended to read:


169.862 PERMIT FOR WIDE LOAD OF BALED AGRICULTURAL
PRODUCT.

Subdivision 1.

Annual permit authority; restrictions.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end The commissioner of
transportation with respect to highways under the commissioner's jurisdiction, and local
authorities with respect to highways under their jurisdiction, may issue an annual permit
to enable a vehicle carrying deleted text beginrounddeleted text end bales of hay, straw, or cornstalks, with a total outside
width of the vehicle or the load not exceeding deleted text begin11-1/2deleted text endnew text begin 12new text end feet, new text beginand a total height of the
loaded vehicle not exceeding 15 feet,
new text endto be operated on public streets and highways.

deleted text begin (b) The commissioner of transportation and local authorities may issue an annual
permit to enable a vehicle, having a maximum width of 102 inches, carrying a first haul
of square bales of straw, each bale having a minimum size of four feet by four feet by
eight feet, with a total outside width of the load not exceeding 12 feet, to be operated on
public streets and highways between August 1 and March 1 within 35 miles of the border
between this state and the state of North Dakota.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c) The commissioner of transportation and local authorities may issue an annual
permit to enable a vehicle carrying square bales of hay, each with an outside dimension of
not less than three feet by four feet by seven feet, with a total height of the loaded vehicle
not exceeding 15 feet, to be operated on those public streets and highways designated
in the permit.
deleted text end

Subd. 2.

Additional restrictions.

Permits issued under this section are governed by
the applicable provisions of section 169.86 except as otherwise provided herein and, in
addition, carry the following restrictions:

(a) The vehicles may not be operated between sunset and sunrise, when visibility is
impaired by weather, fog, or other conditions rendering persons and vehicles not clearly
visible at a distance of 500 feet, or on Sunday from noon until sunset, or on the days the
following holidays are observed: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day,
Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

(b) The vehicles may not be operated on interstate highways.

(c) The vehicles may not be operated on a trunk highway with a pavement less
than 24 feet wide.

(d) A vehicle operated under the permit must be equipped with a retractable or
removable mirror on the left side so located that it will reflect to the driver a clear view of
the highway for a distance of at least 200 feet to the rear of the vehicle.

(e) A vehicle operated under the permit must display red, orange, or yellow flags, 18
inches square, as markers at the front and rear and on both sides of the load. The load
must be securely bound to the transporting vehicle.

(f) Farm vehicles not for hire carrying round baled hay less than 20 miles are exempt
from the requirement to obtain a permit. All other requirements of this section apply
to vehicles transporting round baled hay.

deleted text begin The fee for the permit is $24.
deleted text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.864, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Special three-unit vehicle permit.

The commissioner may issue a
permit for a vehicle that meets the following requirements:

(1) is a combination of vehicles, including a truck-tractor and a semitrailer drawing
one additional semitrailer, which may be equipped with an auxiliary dolly, and no
semitrailer used in the three-vehicle combination has an overall length in excess of 28-1/2
feet;

(2) has a maximum gross vehicle weight of 108,000 pounds;

(3) complies with the axle weight limits in section 169.824 or with the federal bridge
formula for axle groups not described in that section;

(4) complies with the tire weight limits in section 169.823 or the tire manufacturers'
recommended load, whichever is less;

(5) is operated only in this state on Trunk Highway marked 2 between Grand Rapids
and the port of Duluth; on Trunk Highway marked 169 between Grand Rapids and its
junction with Trunk Highway marked 53; new text beginon Trunk Highway marked 194 between Trunk
Highway marked 2 and Trunk Highway marked 53;
new text end and on Trunk Highway marked 53
between Virginia and the port of Duluth; and

(6) the seasonal weight increases authorized under section 169.826, subdivision 1,
do not apply.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.864, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Special two-unit vehicle permit.

The commissioner may issue a permit
for a vehicle that meets the following requirements:

(1) is a combination of vehicles consisting of a truck-tractor and a single semitrailer
that may exceed 48 feet, but not 53 feet, if the distance from the kingpin to the centerline
of the rear axle group of the semitrailer does not exceed 43 feet;

(2) has a maximum gross vehicle weight of 90,000 poundsnew text begin or 97,000 pounds if
the truck has seven axles
new text end;

(3) has a maximum gross vehicle weight of 98,000 pounds during the time when
seasonal weight increases authorized under section 169.826, subdivision 1, are in effect;

(4) complies with the axle weight limits in section 169.824 or with the federal bridge
formula for axle groups not described in that section;

(5) complies with the tire weight limits in section 169.823 or the tire manufacturers'
recommended load, whichever is less; and

(6) is operated only on the highways specified in subdivision 1, clause (5).

Sec. 12.

new text begin [169.865] EXTENDED WEIGHT LIMIT PERMITS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Six-axle vehicles. new text end

new text begin (a) A road authority may issue an annual permit
authorizing a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a total of six axles to haul raw or
unprocessed agricultural products and be operated with a gross vehicle weight of up to:
new text end

new text begin (1) 90,000 pounds; and
new text end

new text begin (2) 99,000 pounds during the period set by the commissioner under section 169.826,
subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (4), a vehicle or
combination of vehicles operated under this subdivision and transporting only sealed
intermodal containers may be operated on an interstate highway if allowed by the United
States Department of Transportation.
new text end

new text begin (c) The fee for a permit issued under this subdivision is $300.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Seven-axle vehicles. new text end

new text begin (a) A road authority may issue an annual permit
authorizing a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a total of seven axles to haul raw or
unprocessed agricultural products and be operated with a gross vehicle weight of up to:
new text end

new text begin (1) 97,000 pounds; and
new text end

new text begin (2) 99,000 pounds during the period set by the commissioner under section 169.826,
subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin (b) Drivers of vehicles operating under this subdivision must comply with driver
qualification requirements adopted under section 221.0314, subdivisions 2 to 5, and Code
of Federal Regulations, title 49, parts 40 and 382.
new text end

new text begin (c) The fee for a permit issued under this subdivision is $500.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Single unit vehicles. new text end

new text begin (a) A road authority may issue an annual permit
authorizing a single unit vehicle with a total of seven axles up to 45 feet in length to haul
raw or unprocessed agricultural products and be operated with a gross vehicle weight
of up to:
new text end

new text begin (1) 80,000 pounds; and
new text end

new text begin (2) 88,000 pounds during the period set by the commissioner under section 169.826,
subdivisions 1 and 1a.
new text end

new text begin (b) The fee for a permit issued under this subdivision is $300.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Requirements; restrictions. new text end

new text begin (a) A vehicle or combination of vehicles
operating under this section:
new text end

new text begin (1) is subject to axle weight limitations under section 169.824, subdivision 1;
new text end

new text begin (2) is subject to seasonal load restrictions under section 169.87;
new text end

new text begin (3) is subject to bridge load limits posted under section 169.84;
new text end

new text begin (4) may only be operated on trunk highways other than interstate highways, and on
local roads designated under section 169.832, subdivision 11;
new text end

new text begin (5) may not be operated with loads that exceed the manufacturer's gross vehicle
weight rating as affixed to the vehicle, or other certification of gross vehicle weight rating
complying with Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, parts 567.4 to 567.7;
new text end

new text begin (6) must be issued a permit from each road authority having jurisdiction over a road
on which the vehicle is operated, if required;
new text end

new text begin (7) must comply with the requirements of section 169.851, subdivision 4; and
new text end

new text begin (8) must have brakes on all wheels.
new text end

new text begin (b) The percentage allowances for exceeding gross weights if transporting unfinished
forest products under section 168.013, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), or for the first haul of
unprocessed or raw farm products or unfinished forest products under section 168.013,
subdivision 3, paragraph (d), clause (3), do not apply to a vehicle or combination of
vehicles operated under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Deposit of revenues; appropriation. new text end

new text begin (a) Revenue from the permits issued
under this section must be deposited:
new text end

new text begin (1) in fiscal years 2007 through 2010, in the bridge inspection and signing account
in the special revenue fund; and
new text end

new text begin (2) in fiscal year 2011 and subsequent years, in the trunk highway fund.
new text end

new text begin (b) The revenue in the bridge inspection and signing account under this section is
annually appropriated to the commissioner for:
new text end

new text begin (1) inspection of local bridges and identification of local bridges to be posted,
including contracting with a consultant for some or all of these functions; and
new text end

new text begin (2) erection of weight posting signs on local bridges.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.87, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Vehicle transporting milk.

deleted text beginUntil June 1, 2007,deleted text end A weight restriction
imposed under subdivision 1 by the commissioner of transportation or a local road
authority, or imposed by subdivision 2, does not apply to a vehicle transporting milk from
the point of production to the point of first processing if, at the time the weight restriction
is exceeded, the vehicle is carrying milk loaded at only one point of production. This
subdivision does not authorize a vehicle described in this subdivision to exceed a weight
restriction of five tons per axle by more than two tons per axle.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 1, article 4, section 39, the effective
date, is amended to read:


EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective deleted text beginthe latter ofdeleted text end August 1, deleted text begin2006, or the
date on which the commissioner determines that building permits have been issued for the
construction of a new pulp and paper manufacturing facility at Grand Rapids
deleted text endnew text begin 2007new text end.

Sec. 15. new text beginCONDITIONAL EFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Sections 5, 6, and 10, are effective July 1, 2007, if an increase in the excise tax on
gasoline under Minnesota Statutes, section 296A.07, to 30 cents per gallon is enacted
during the 2007 legislative session.
new text end

ARTICLE 6

COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES

Section 1.

new text begin [160.2721] COMMERCIAL VEHICLE DRIVERS AT REST AREAS.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner shall allow a commercial motor vehicle operator who is
subject to hours of service regulations under Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part
395, to stop and park continuously, for a period of up to ten hours as necessary to comply
with the hours of service regulations, at any Department of Transportation safety rest area
or travel information center that has parking stalls designed to accommodate a commercial
motor vehicle, as defined in section 169.01, subdivision 75.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any clause or provision in a lease or other agreement for the operation of a
Department of Transportation safety rest area or travel information center that purports to
limit the requirements under paragraph (a) is void and without effect.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.013, subdivision 1e, is amended to read:


Subd. 1e.

Truck; tractor; combination; exceptions.

(a) On trucks and tractors
except those in this chapter defined as farm trucks, on truck-tractor and semitrailer
combinations except those defined as farm combinations, and on commercial zone
vehicles, the tax based on total gross weight shall be graduated according to the Minnesota
base rate schedule prescribed in this subdivision, but in no event less than $120.

Minnesota Base Rate Schedule

Scheduled taxes include five percent

surtax provided for in subdivision 14

TOTAL GROSS WEIGHT
IN POUNDS
TAX
A
0
-
1,500
$ . 15
B
1,501
-
3,000
20
C
3,001
-
4,500
25
D
4,501
-
6,000
35
E
6,001
-
deleted text begin 9,000 deleted text end new text begin 10,000
new text end
45
F
deleted text begin 9,001 deleted text end new text begin 10,001
new text end
-
12,000
70
G
12,001
-
15,000
105
H
15,001
-
18,000
145
I
18,001
-
21,000
190
J
21,001
-
26,000
270
K
26,001
-
33,000
360
L
33,001
-
39,000
475
M
39,001
-
45,000
595
N
45,001
-
51,000
715
O
51,001
-
57,000
865
P
57,001
-
63,000
1015
Q
63,001
-
69,000
1185
R
69,001
-
73,280
1325
S
73,281
-
78,000
1595
T
78,001
-
deleted text begin 81,000 deleted text end new text begin 80,000
new text end
1760

(b) For purposes of the Minnesota base rate schedule, for vehicles with six or more
axles in the "S" and "T" categories, the base rates are $1,520 and $1,620 respectively.

(c) For each vehicle with a gross weight in excess of deleted text begin81,000deleted text end new text begin80,000 new text endpounds an
additional tax of $50 is imposed for each ton or fraction thereof in excess of deleted text begin81,000deleted text end
new text begin 80,000 new text endpounds, subject to subdivision 12.

(d) new text beginFor purposes of registration identification, for vehicles registered in the "O"
category, the owner must declare at the time of registration whether the vehicle will carry
a weight of 55,000 pounds or more and therefore be subject to the federal heavy vehicle
use tax. For those owners who declare a weight less than 55,000 pounds, a distinctive
weight sticker must be issued and the owner is restricted to a gross vehicle weight of
less than 55,000 pounds.
new text end

new text begin (e) new text endTruck-tractors except those herein defined as farm and commercial zone vehicles
shall be taxed in accord with the foregoing gross weight tax schedule on the basis of the
combined gross weight of the truck-tractor and any semitrailer or semitrailers which the
applicant proposes to combine with the truck-tractor.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin(f) new text endCommercial zone trucks include only trucks, truck-tractors, and semitrailer
combinations which aredeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) used by an authorized local cartage carrier operating under a permit issued
under section deleted text begin221.296deleted text end and whose gross transportation revenue consists of at least 60
percent obtained solely from local cartage carriage, and are operated solely within an area
composed of two contiguous cities of the first class and municipalities contiguous thereto
as defined by section deleted text begin221.011, subdivision 17deleted text end; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text end operated by an interstate carrier registered under section 221.60, or by an
authorized deleted text beginlocal cartage carrier or otherdeleted text end carrier receiving operating authority under chapter
221, and operated solely within a zone exempt from regulation pursuant to United States
Code, title 49, section 13506.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text end new text begin(g) new text endThe license plates issued for commercial zone vehicles shall be plainly
marked. A person operating a commercial zone vehicle outside the zone or area in which
its operation is authorized is guilty of a misdemeanor and, in addition to the new text beginmisdemeanor
new text endpenalty deleted text begintherefordeleted text end, new text beginthe registrar new text endshall deleted text beginhavedeleted text endnew text begin revokenew text end the registration of the vehicle as a
commercial zone vehicle deleted text beginrevoked by the registrardeleted text end and shall deleted text beginbe required to reregisterdeleted text endnew text begin
require that
new text end the vehicle new text beginbe registered new text endat 100 percent of the full annual tax prescribed in the
Minnesota base rate schedule, and no part of this tax deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin maynew text end be refunded during the
balance of the registration year.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text end new text begin(h) new text endOn commercial zone trucks the tax shall be based on the total gross weight of
the vehicle and during each of the first eight years of vehicle life deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end 75 percent of
the Minnesota base rate schedule. During the ninth and succeeding years of vehicle life
the tax deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end 50 percent of the Minnesota base rate schedule.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text end new text begin(i) new text endOn trucks, truck-tractors and semitrailer combinations, except those defined
as farm trucks and farm combinations, and except for those commercial zone vehicles
specifically provided for in this subdivision, the tax for each of the first eight years of
vehicle life deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end 100 percent of the tax imposed in the Minnesota base rate schedule,
and during the ninth and succeeding years of vehicle life, the tax deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end 75 percent
of the Minnesota base rate prescribed by this subdivision.

deleted text begin (i)deleted text end new text begin(j) new text endFor the purpose of registration, trailers coupled with a truck-tractor, semitrailer
combination are semitrailers.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.781, is amended to read:


169.781 ANNUAL COMMERCIAL VEHICLE INSPECTION; INSPECTORS,
FEE, PENALTY.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

For purposes of sections 169.781 to 169.783:

(a) "Commercial motor vehicle"new text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end meansnew text begin a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles used to transport
passengers or property if the motor vehicle
new text end:

deleted text begin (1) a commercial motor vehicle as defined in section 169.01, subdivision 75,
paragraph (a); and
deleted text endnew text begin (i) has a gross vehicle weight of more than 26,000 pounds;new text end

deleted text begin (2) eachdeleted text endnew text begin (ii) is anew text end vehicle in a combination of more than 26,000 poundsdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (iii) is a bus; or
new text end

new text begin (iv) is of any size and is used in the transportation of hazardous materials that are
required to be placarded under Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, parts 100-185; and
new text end

deleted text begin "Commercial motor vehicle"
deleted text end

new text begin (2)new text end does not include deleted text begin(1)deleted text endnew text begin (i)new text end a school bus or Head Start bus displaying a certificate
under section 169.451, deleted text begin(2)deleted text endnew text begin or (ii)new text end a bus operated by the Metropolitan Council or by a local
transit commission created in chapter 458Adeleted text begin, or (3) a motor vehicle that is required to be
placarded under Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, parts 100-185
deleted text end.

(b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of public safety.

(c) "Owner" means a person who owns, or has control, under a lease of more than 30
days' duration, of one or more commercial motor vehicles.

deleted text begin (d) "Storage semitrailer" means a semitrailer that (1) is used exclusively to store
property at a location not on a street or highway, (2) does not contain any load when
moved on a street or highway, (3) is operated only during daylight hours, and (4) is marked
on each side of the semitrailer "storage only" in letters at least six inches high.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e) "Building mover vehicle" means a vehicle owned or leased by a building mover
as defined in section deleted text begin221.81, subdivision 1deleted text end, paragraph (a), and used exclusively for
moving buildings.
deleted text end

Subd. 2.

Inspection required.

new text begin(a) new text endIt is unlawful for a person to operate or permit
the operation of:

(1) a commercial motor vehicle registered in Minnesota; or

(2) special mobile equipment as defined in section 168.011, subdivision 22, and
which is self-propelled, if it is mounted on a commercial motor vehicle chassis,

deleted text begin unless the deleted text end new text begin in violation of the requirements of paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (b) Anew text end vehicle deleted text begindisplaysdeleted text endnew text begin described in paragraph (a):
new text end

new text begin (1) must displaynew text end a valid safety inspection decal issued by an inspector certified by
the commissionerdeleted text begin, or the vehicle carries (1)deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (2) must carry (i)new text end proof that the vehicle complies with federal motor vehicle
inspection requirements for vehicles in interstate commerce, and deleted text begin(2)deleted text endnew text begin (ii)new text end a certificate of
compliance with federal requirements issued by the commissioner under subdivision 9.

Subd. 3.

Inspector certification; suspension and revocation; hearing.

(a) An
inspection required by this section may be performed only by:

(1) an employee of the Department of Public Safety or Transportation who has
been certified by the commissioner after having received training provided by the State
Patrol; or

(2) another person who has been certified by the commissioner after having received
training provided by the State Patrol or other training approved by the commissioner.

(b) A person who is not an employee of the Department of Public Safety or
Transportation may be certified by the commissioner if the person is:

(1) an owner, or employee of the owner, of one or more commercial motor vehicles
that are power units;

(2) a dealer licensed under section 168.27 and engaged in the business of buying and
selling commercial motor vehicles, or an employee of the dealer; deleted text beginordeleted text end

(3) engaged in the business of repairing and servicing commercial motor vehiclesdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (4) employed by a governmental agency that owns commercial vehicles.
new text end

(c) Certification of persons described in paragraph (b), clauses (1) to deleted text begin(3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end, is
effective for two years from the date of certification. The commissioner may require
biennial retraining of persons holding a certificate under paragraph (b) as a condition of
renewal of the certificate. The commissioner may charge a fee of not more than $10
for each certificate issued and renewed. A certified person described in paragraph (b),
clauses (1) to deleted text begin(3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end, may charge a reasonable fee for each inspection of a vehicle not
owned by the person or the person's employer.

(d) Except as otherwise provided in subdivision 5, the standards adopted by the
commissioner for commercial motor vehicle inspections under sections 169.781 to
169.783 deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be the standards prescribed in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49,
section 396.17, and in chapter III, subchapter B, appendix G.

(e) The commissioner may classify types of vehicles for inspection purposes and
may issue separate classes of inspector certificates for each class. deleted text beginThe commissioner shall
issue separate categories of inspector certificates based on the following classifications:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) a class of certificate that authorizes the certificate holder to inspect commercial
motor vehicles without regard to ownership or lease; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) a class of certificate that authorizes the certificate holder to inspect only
commercial motor vehicles the certificate holder owns or leases.
deleted text end

deleted text begin The commissioner shall issue a certificate described in clause (1) only to a person
described in paragraph (b), clause (2) or (3).
deleted text end

(f) The commissioner, after notice and an opportunity for a hearing, may suspend a
certificate issued under paragraph (b) for failure to meet annual certification requirements
prescribed by the commissioner or failure to inspect commercial motor vehicles in
accordance with inspection procedures established by the State Patrol. The commissioner
shall revoke a certificate issued under paragraph (b) if the commissioner determines after
notice and an opportunity for a hearing that the certified person issued an inspection decal
for a commercial motor vehicle when the person knew or reasonably should have known
that the vehicle was in such a state of repair that it would have been declared out of service
if inspected by an employee of the State Patrol. Suspension and revocation of certificates
under this subdivision are not subject to sections 14.57 to 14.69.

Subd. 4.

Inspection report.

(a) A person performing an inspection under this
section shall issue an inspection report to the owner of the commercial motor vehicle
inspected. The report must include:

(1) the full name of the person performing the inspection, and the person's inspector
certification number;

(2) the name of the owner of the vehicle and, if applicable, the United States
Department of Transportation carrier number issued to the owner of the vehicle, or to the
operator of the vehicle if other than the owner;

(3) the vehicle identification number and, if applicable, the license plate number
of the vehicle;

(4) the date and location of the inspection;

(5) the vehicle components inspected and a description of the findings of the
inspection, including identification of the components not in compliance with federal
motor carrier safety regulations; and

(6) the inspector's certification that the inspection was complete, accurate, and in
compliance with the requirements of this section.

(b) The owner must retain a copy of the inspection report for at least 14 months at a
location in the state where the vehicle is domiciled or maintained. The inspector must
maintain a copy of the inspection report for a period of 14 months following the inspection
in a location in the state where the inspector conducts business. During this period the
report must be available for inspection by an authorized federal, state, or local official.

(c) The commissioner shall prescribe the form of the inspection report and revise it
as necessary to comply with state and federal law and regulations. The adoption of the
report form is not subject to the Administrative Procedure Act.

Subd. 5.

Inspection decal.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end A person inspecting a commercial motor vehicle
shall issue an inspection decal for the vehicle if each inspected component of the vehicle
complies with federal motor carrier safety regulations. The decal must state that in the
month specified on the decal the vehicle was inspected and each inspected component
complied with federal motor carrier safety regulations. The decal is valid for 12
months after the month specified on the decal. The commissioners of public safety and
transportation shall make decals available, at a fee of not more than $2 for each decal,
to persons certified to perform inspections under subdivision 3, paragraph (b).new text begin Decals
are issued to inspectors by serial number and are not transferable unless approved by
the commissioner.
new text end

deleted text begin (b) Minnesota inspection decals may be affixed only to:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) commercial motor vehicles bearing Minnesota-based license plates; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) special mobile equipment, within the meaning of subdivision 2, clause (2).
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a person inspecting (1) a vehicle of less
than 57,000 pounds gross vehicle weight and registered as a farm truck, (2) a storage
semitrailer, or (3) a building mover vehicle must issue an inspection decal to the vehicle
unless the vehicle has one or more defects that would result in the vehicle being declared
out of service under the North American Uniform Driver, Vehicle, and Hazardous
Materials Out-of-Service Criteria issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. A decal issued to a vehicle described in clause (1),
(2), or (3) is valid for two years from the date of issuance. A decal issued to such a vehicle
must clearly indicate that it is valid for two years from the date of issuance.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a commercial motor vehicle that (1) is registered
as a farm truck, (2) is not operated more than 75 miles from the owner's home post office,
and (3) was manufactured before 1979 that has a dual transmission system, is not required
to comply with a requirement in an inspection standard that requires that the service brake
system and parking brake system be separate systems in the motor vehicle.
deleted text end

Subd. 6.

Record review; random inspection; audit.

Employees of the State Patrol
and motor transportation representatives of the Department of Transportation may review
records required to be kept under subdivision 4, paragraph (b), and conduct random
vehicle inspections and audits at the facility of an owner of a commercial motor vehicle.

Subd. 7.

Disposition of revenues.

The commissioner shall pay all revenues received
under this section to the commissioner of finance for deposit in the trunk highway fund.

Subd. 8.

Violation; misdemeanor.

A violation of this section is a misdemeanor.

Subd. 9.

Proof of federal inspection.

An owner of a commercial motor vehicle
that is subject to and in compliance with federal motor vehicle inspection requirements
for vehicles in interstate commerce may apply to the commissioner for a certificate
of compliance with federal requirements. On payment of a fee equal to the fee for an
inspection decal under subdivision 5, deleted text beginparagraph (a),deleted text end the commissioner shall issue the
certificate to the applicant.new text begin This subdivision only applies to Minnesota-licensed vehicles
that are not housed or maintained in Minnesota.
new text end

Subd. 10.

Exemption.

This section does not apply to a vehicle operated by a motor
carrier of passengers, as defined in section 221.011, subdivision 48, if the vehicle has
been inspected under section 221.0252, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (2), within
the previous 12 months.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.782, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Driver; daily inspection report.

(a) The driver of a commercial
motor vehicle shall report in writing at the completion of each day's work on each
commercial motor vehicle the driver has operated. A person who owns one or more
commercial motor vehicles and who employs drivers for those commercial motor vehicles
must require each driver to new text beginsubmit a written new text endreport as required deleted text beginindeleted text endnew text begin bynew text end this section. The
report must cover the following parts and accessories: service brakes, including trailer and
semitrailer brake connections; parking (hand) brake; steering mechanism; lighting devices
and reflectors; tires; horn; windshield wiper or wipers; rear vision mirror or mirrors;
coupling devices; wheels and rims; and emergency equipment.

(b) The report must identify the vehicle and list any defect or deficiency discovered
by or reported to the driver that would affect the safe operation of the vehicle or result in
its mechanical breakdown. If no defect or deficiency is discovered by or reported to the
driver, the report must so indicate. The driver must sign the report after completing it. In
the case of a commercial motor vehicle operated by two drivers, the signature of one of
the drivers satisfies the requirements of this subdivision if both drivers agree concerning
the defects or deficiencies. If a driver operates more than one commercial motor vehicle
during a day's work, a report must be prepared for each vehicle operated.

(c) Before operating or allowing the operation of a commercial motor vehicle on
which a report has been prepared under this subdivision, the owner of the vehicle or
the owner's agent must repair defects or deficiencies listed on the report that would deleted text beginbe
sufficient under inspection procedures established by the State Patrol to require the vehicle
to be declared out of service
deleted text endnew text begin likely affect the safe operation of the vehiclenew text end. Before allowing
the commercial motor vehicle to be operated again, the owner or the owner's agent must
certify, on the report listing the defect or deficiency, that the defect or deficiency has
been corrected or that correction is unnecessary. A motor carrier must keep the original
vehicle inspection report for at least three months after the date of inspection. The report
must be available for inspection by an authorized federal, state, or local official at any
time during this period.

(d) A copy of the vehicle inspection report, including a certification of corrections
resulting from the report, must be carried in the commercial motor vehicle, or in the power
unit of a commercial motor vehicle combination, at all times when the vehicle or power
unit is operated until the next inspection report is completed under this subdivision. The
copy must be made available on demand todeleted text begin:deleted text end (1) a peace officerdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin,new text end (2) a person authorized
under section 221.221deleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin,new text end and (3) a person described in section 299D.06.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.783, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Postcrash inspection.

new text begin(a) new text endA peace officer responding to an accident
involving a commercial motor vehicle must immediately notify the State Patrol if the
accident results in deleted text begindeath, personal injury, or property damage to an apparent extent of
more than $4,400.
deleted text endnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1) a fatality;
new text end

new text begin (2) bodily injury to a person who, as a result of the injury, immediately receives
medical treatment away from the scene of the accident; or
new text end

new text begin (3) one or more motor vehicles incurring disabling damage as a result of the
accident, requiring the motor vehicles to be transported away from the scene by tow
truck or other motor vehicle.
new text end

new text begin(b) new text endIt is a misdemeanor for a person to drive or cause to be driven a commercial
motor vehicle after such an accident unless the vehicle:

(1) has been inspected by a state trooper or other person authorized to conduct
inspections under section 169.781, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), who is an employee of
the Department of Public Safety or Transportation, and the person inspecting the vehicle
has determined that the vehicle may safely be operated; or

(2) a waiver has been granted under subdivision 2.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.031, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Vehicle identification rule.

(a) The following carriers shall display the
carrier's name deleted text beginand addressdeleted text end on the power unit of each vehicle:

(1) motor carriers, regardless of the weight of the vehicle, except that this
requirement does not apply to a limousine as defined in section 168.011, subdivision 35,
that is equipped with "LM" license plates;

(2) interstate and intrastate private carriers operating vehicles with a gross vehicle
weight of more than 10,000 pounds; and

(3) vehicles providing transportation described in section 221.025 with a gross
vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds except those providing transportation
described in section 221.025, clauses (1), (3), and (4).

Vehicles described in clauses (2) and (3) that are operated by farmers or farm employees
and have four or fewer axles are not required to comply with the vehicle identification
rule of the commissioner.

(b) Vehicles subject to this subdivision must show the name or "doing business as"
name of the carrier operating the vehicle deleted text beginand the community and abbreviation of the state
in which the carrier maintains its principal office or in which the vehicle is customarily
based
deleted text end. If the carrier operates a leased vehicle, it may show its name and the name of the
lessor on the vehicle, if the lease relationship is clearly shown. If the name of a person
other than the operating carrier appears on the vehicle, the words "operated by" must
immediately precede the name of the carrier.

(c) The name deleted text beginand addressdeleted text end must be in letters that contrast sharply in color with the
background, be readily legible during daylight hours from a distance of 50 feet while
the vehicle is stationary, and be maintained in a manner that retains the legibility of the
markings. The name deleted text beginand addressdeleted text end may be shown by use of a removable device if that
device meets the identification and legibility requirements of this subdivision.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.0314, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Hours of service of driver.

Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part
395, is incorporated by reference, except that paragraphs (a), (c), (d), (f), (h), (i), (k), deleted text begin(l),deleted text end
(m), and (n) of section 395.1 and section 395.13 of that part are not incorporated. In
addition, cross-references to sections or paragraphs not incorporated in this subdivision
are not incorporated by reference. The requirements of Code of Federal Regulations, title
49, part 395, do not apply to drivers of lightweight vehicles.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.0314, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Hazardous materials safety permits. new text end

new text begin A person who transports the
hazardous materials designated in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 385.403,
shall comply with this section and with the provisions of Code of Federal Regulations,
title 49, part 385, subpart E, which is incorporated by reference.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.033, subdivision 2d, is amended to read:


Subd. 2d.

Age of driver under federal materials-of-trade regulation.

A driver
of a self-propelled or towed motor vehicle transporting no hazardous material other than
materials of trade, as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 171.8, new text beginwhen
engaged in intrastate transportation,
new text endmust be at least 18 years of age. This subdivision
does not apply unless the transportation conforms to the requirements of Code of Federal
Regulations, title 49, section 173.6.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.037, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Required to provide information.

A person who generates, stores,
treats, transports, disposes of, or otherwise handles or has handled hazardous materials,
hazardous substances, or hazardous waste shall (1) give to transportation representatives
and hazardous material specialists of the department information relating to the materials,
substances, or waste, or (2) permit them access to and copying of records new text beginand safety
permits
new text endrelating to new text beginany or all of new text endthe materials, substances, or wastedeleted text begin, or bothdeleted text end.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.141, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Financial responsibility of carriers.

(a) No motor carrier and no
interstate carrier shall operate a vehicle until it has obtained and has in effect the minimum
amount of financial responsibility required by this section. Policies of insurance, surety
bonds, other types of security, and endorsements must be continuously in effect and must
remain in effect until canceled. Before providing transportation, the motor carrier or
interstate carrier shall secure and cause to be filed with the commissioner and maintain in
full effect, a certificate of insurance in a form required by the commissioner, evidencing
public liability insurance in the amount prescribed. The insurance must cover injuries and
damage to persons or property resulting from the operation or use of motor vehicles,
regardless of whether each vehicle is specifically described in the policy. This insurance
does not apply to injuries or death to the employees of the motor carrier or to property
being transported by the carrier.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the insurance required of
a motor carrier of passengers must be at least that amount required of interstate carriers
under Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 387.33, as amended.

new text begin (c) This section does not apply to a charitable organization exempt from taxation
under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code when the transportation furthers
the charitable organization's charitable mission. The charitable organization must comply
with the insurance requirements of section 65B.48.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.231, is amended to read:


221.231 RECIPROCAL AGREEMENT.

The commissioner may enter into reciprocal agreements with the regulatory bodies
of other states and the provinces of the Dominion of Canadadeleted text begin, whereby the payment of the
fees provided in section 221.60 may be waived in whole or in part for
deleted text endnew text begin regardingnew text end motor
carriers having an established place of business in that state or province; provided that
reciprocal privileges are extended under the agreement to motor carriers of this state.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.60, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Procedure.

A motor carrier may transport persons or property for
hire in interstate commerce in Minnesota only if it firstdeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1)deleted text end complies with deleted text beginsection 221.141;deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) either registers with the commissioner the federal operating authority that it
intends to exercise, or registers and describes the transportation it performs under an
exemption contained in United States Code, title 49; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) purchases an interstate identification stamp or an interstate registration trip
permit for each vehicle to be used in interstate transportation in Minnesota
deleted text endnew text begin the Unified
Carrier Registration Agreement authorized by United States Code, title 49, section
14504a, enacted pursuant to the Unified Carrier Registration Act of 2005, and the federal
regulations adopted thereunder
new text end.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.60, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Commissioner's authority. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation shall
take all necessary actions to enter into the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement when
it becomes effective. The commissioner shall implement and administer United States
Code, title 49, section 14504a, and the regulations adopted thereunder.
new text end

Sec. 15. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 221.60, subdivisions 2, 3, 3a, 4, 5, and 6; 221.601;
and 221.602,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 7

HOUSEHOLD GOODS MOVERS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.011, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 50. new text end

new text begin Household goods mover. new text end

new text begin (a) "Household goods mover" means a motor
carrier who engages in for-hire transportation service for moving household goods and
offers the services of:
new text end

new text begin (1) binding and nonbinding estimates;
new text end

new text begin (2) inventorying;
new text end

new text begin (3) protective packing and unpacking of individual items at a personal residence; or
new text end

new text begin (4) loading and unloading at a personal residence.
new text end

new text begin (b) Household goods mover does not include a carrier transporting property from a
factory or store to a personal residence.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [221.0253] HOUSEHOLD GOODS MOVERS; REGISTRATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, "registrant" means a person
applying for a certificate of registration as a household goods mover under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Registration required. new text end

new text begin No person may engage in the for-hire
transportation of household goods in Minnesota unless the person has been issued a
certificate of registration by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Registration statement. new text end

new text begin A registrant shall file a complete and accurate
registration statement with the commissioner. A registration statement must be on a form
provided by the commissioner and include:
new text end

new text begin (1) the registrant's name, including an assumed or fictitious name used by the
registrant in doing business;
new text end

new text begin (2) the registrant's mailing address and business telephone number;
new text end

new text begin (3) the registrant's federal employer identification number, Minnesota business
identification number, and the identification number, if any, assigned to the registrant by
the United States Department of Transportation;
new text end

new text begin (4) the name, title, and telephone number of the individual who is principally
responsible for the operation of the registrant's transportation business;
new text end

new text begin (5) the principal location from which the registrant conducts its transportation
business and where the records required by this chapter will be kept;
new text end

new text begin (6) if different from clause (5), the location in Minnesota where the records required
by this chapter will be available for inspection and copying by the commissioner;
new text end

new text begin (7) whether the registrant's business is a corporation, partnership, limited liability
partnership, limited liability company, sole proprietorship, or other legal form;
new text end

new text begin (8) if the registrant is a foreign corporation authorized to transact business in
Minnesota, the state of incorporation and the name and address of its registered agent; and
new text end

new text begin (9) a record of each initial background check as required under subdivision 4.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Background check; denial of registration. new text end

new text begin (a) The registrant shall
conduct, or cause to be conducted, an initial background check of any person employed by
the registrant, or with whom the registrant contracts, whose duties include operating a
vehicle used to transport household goods.
new text end

new text begin (b) Sections 299C.67; 299C.68, subdivisions 2 to 5; and 299C.71 apply to
background checks conducted under this subdivision. For purposes of this subdivision,
when used in sections 299C.67, 299C.68, and 299C.71, the term "owner" refers to the
registrant and the term "manager" refers to a driver.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner may deny registration to any registrant who employs a driver
that the background check response shows has been convicted of a background check
crime, as defined in section 299C.67, subdivision 2, paragraph (a) or (b).
new text end

new text begin (d) The registrant shall conduct, or cause to be conducted, a subsequent background
check every three years. The registrant shall keep a record, identified by the employee's
name, of a background check conducted under this section. A record must be made
available to the commissioner upon request.
new text end

new text begin (e) This subdivision does not apply to a driver who holds a valid driver's license
with a school bus endorsement.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Signature required. new text end

new text begin A corporate officer, general partner, or sole proprietor
must sign the registration statement and the vehicle and insurance statement.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Fee. new text end

new text begin An initial fee of $200 must be paid at the time of filing the registration
statement. It must be paid into the state treasury and credited to the trunk highway fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Certificate of registration; issuance. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner shall issue a
certificate of registration to a registrant who does not have an unsatisfactory safety rating
and has met the requirements of this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) A certificate of registration must be numbered and bear an effective date.
new text end

new text begin (c) A certificate of registration must be kept at the registrant's principal place of
business.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Compliance with other laws. new text end

new text begin A household goods mover shall comply
with sections 169.781 and 221.141.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Duration. new text end

new text begin A certificate of registration is valid for for-hire transportation
of household goods throughout Minnesota, is not assignable or transferable, and is valid
until it is suspended, revoked, or canceled.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Obligation to keep information current. new text end

new text begin A registrant shall notify the
commissioner in writing of any change in the information described in subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Suspension and cancellation of registration. new text end

new text begin The commissioner
shall suspend or cancel, following the procedures for suspension or cancellation in
section 221.185, the registration of a household goods mover who fails to file with the
commissioner or maintain the insurance or bond required under section 221.141. A person
may not engage in the for-hire transportation of household goods in Minnesota while the
person's registration is under suspension or cancellation under this subdivision.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [221.027] HOUSEHOLD GOODS MOVERS; CONSUMER
PROTECTION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Arbitration, price estimates, relinquishment of possession to
consumers.
new text end

new text begin Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, sections 375.209; 375.211; 375.401
through 375.409; 375.503; 375.505; 376.603; and 375.703 are incorporated by reference
and apply to household goods movers.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Investigation. new text end

new text begin The attorney general shall investigate violations of laws
by household goods movers, including but not limited to violations relating to operation
without registration, misrepresentations, deceptive trade practices, theft, the provisions of
subdivision 1, and other crimes.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Contact information. new text end

new text begin A household goods mover shall include contact
information for the Department of Transportation and the attorney general on all bills of
lading and estimates required under subdivision 1.
new text end

Sec. 4.

new text begin [221.028] HOUSEHOLD GOODS MOVERS; EXPIRATION AND
CONVERSION OF PERMITS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Expiration of permits. new text end

new text begin Any permit issued by the commissioner
before August 1, 2007, that authorizes for-hire transportation of household goods in
Minnesota, is only valid through February 29, 2008.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Conversion to registration. new text end

new text begin A holder of a permit issued by the
commissioner before August 1, 2007, that authorizes for-hire transportation of household
goods in Minnesota, who wishes to continue as a household goods mover, shall meet the
requirements of section 221.0253, before March 1, 2008. The commissioner shall not
require a criminal background check under section 221.0253, subdivision 4, and shall not
charge a registration fee under section 221.0253, subdivision 6.
new text end

ARTICLE 8

REPEAL OF OBSOLETE PERMITS AND CONFORMING CHANGES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.64, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Specific functions and powers.

(a) To the extent allowed under federal
law or regulation, the commissioner shall further hold hearings and issue orders in cases
brought on the commissioner's own motion or by a third party in the following areas:

(1) adequacy of services that carriers are providing to the public, including the
continuation, termination, or modification of services and facilities;

(2) reasonableness of tariffs of rates, fares, and charges, or a part or classification
of a tariff; and

(3) issuing permits.

(b) For purposes of paragraph (a), clause (2), the commissioner may authorize
common carriers by rail deleted text beginand motor carriers for hiredeleted text end to file tariffs of rates, fares, and
charges individually or by group. Carriers participating in group ratemaking have the free
and unrestrained right to take independent action either before or after a determination
arrived at through that procedure.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.64, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Petition, notice, and hearing.

(a) With respect to those matters within
the commissioner's jurisdiction, the commissioner shall receive, hear, and determine all
petitions filed with the commissioner in accordance with the procedures established by law
and may hold hearings and make determinations upon the commissioner's own motion to
the same extent, and in every instance, in which the commissioner may do so upon petition.

(b) deleted text beginUpon receiving a petition filed pursuant to section 221.121, subdivision 1, or
221.151, the commissioner shall give notice of the filing of the petition to representatives
of associations or other interested groups or persons who have registered their names
with the commissioner for that purpose and to whomever the commissioner deems to be
interested in the petition. The commissioner may grant or deny the request of the petition
30 days after notice of the filing has been fully given.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end If the commissioner receives a written objection and notice of intent to appear at
a hearing to object to the petition from any person within 20 days of the notice having been
fully given, the request of the petition must be granted or denied only after a contested
case hearing has been conducted on the petition, unless the objection is withdrawn before
the hearing. The commissioner may elect to hold a contested case hearing if no objections
to the petition are received. If a timely objection is not received, or if received and
withdrawn, and the request of the petition is denied without hearing, the petitioner may
request within 30 days of receiving the notice of denial, and must be granted, a contested
case hearing on the petition.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.66, is amended to read:


174.66 CONTINUATION OF CARRIER RULES.

(a) Orders and directives in force, issued, or promulgated under authority of chapters
174A, 216A, 218, 219, 221, and 222 remain and continue in force and effect until repealed,
modified, or superseded by duly authorized orders or directives of the commissioner of
transportation. To the extent allowed under federal law or regulation, rules adopted under
authority of the following sections are transferred to the commissioner of transportation
and continue in force and effect until repealed, modified, or superseded by duly authorized
rules of the commissioner:

(1) section 218.041 except rules related to the form and manner of filing railroad
rates, railroad accounting rules, and safety rules;

(2) section 219.40; new text beginand
new text end

(3) rules relating to rates or tariffs, or the granting, limiting, or modifying of permits
or certificates of convenience and necessity under section 221.031, subdivision 1deleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin.new text end

deleted text begin (4) rules relating to the sale, assignment, pledge, or other transfer of a stock interest
in a corporation holding authority to operate as a permit carrier as prescribed in section
221.151, subdivision 1;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5) rules relating to rates, charges, and practices under section 221.161, subdivision
4
; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (6) rules relating to rates, tariffs, or the granting, limiting, or modifying of permits
under sections 221.121 and 221.151.
deleted text end

(b) The commissioner shall review the transferred rules, orders, and directives and,
when appropriate, develop and adopt new rules, orders, or directives.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.011, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Permit.

"Permit" means the license, or franchise, which may be issued to
motor carriers other than regular route common carriers of passengersdeleted text begin, class I common
carriers, and petroleum carriers,
deleted text endnew text begin and household goods moversnew text end under the provisions of this
chapter, authorizing the use of the highways of Minnesota for transportation for hire.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.025, is amended to read:


221.025 EXEMPTIONS.

The provisions of this chapter requiring a certificate deleted text beginor permitdeleted text end to operate as a motor
carrier do not apply to the intrastate transportation described below:

(1) the transportation of students to or from school or school activities in a school
bus inspected and certified under section 169.451 and the transportation of children or
parents to or from a Head Start facility or Head Start activity in a Head Start bus inspected
and certified under section 169.451;

(2) the transportation of solid waste, as defined in section 116.06, subdivision 22,
including recyclable materials and waste tires, except that the term "hazardous waste" has
the meaning given it in section 221.011, subdivision 31;

(3) a commuter van as defined in section 221.011, subdivision 27;

(4) authorized emergency vehicles as defined in section 169.01, subdivision 5,
including ambulances; and tow trucks equipped with proper and legal warning devices
when picking up and transporting (i) disabled or wrecked motor vehicles or (ii) vehicles
towed or transported under a towing order issued by a public employee authorized to
issue a towing order;

(5) the transportation of grain samples under conditions prescribed by the
commissioner;

(6) the delivery of agricultural lime;

(7) the transportation of dirt and sod within an area having a 50-mile radius from the
home post office of the person performing the transportation;

(8) the transportation of sand, gravel, bituminous asphalt mix, concrete ready mix,
concrete blocks or tile and the mortar mix to be used with the concrete blocks or tile, or
crushed rock to or from the point of loading or a place of gathering within an area having a
50-mile radius from that person's home post office or a 50-mile radius from the site of
construction or maintenance of public roads and streets;

(9) the transportation of pulpwood, cordwood, mining timber, poles, posts, decorator
evergreens, wood chips, sawdust, shavings, and bark from the place where the products
are produced to the point where they are to be used or shipped;

(10) the transportation of fresh vegetables from farms to canneries or viner stations,
from viner stations to canneries, or from canneries to canneries during the harvesting,
canning, or packing season, or transporting sugar beets, wild rice, or rutabagas from the
field of production to the first place of delivery or unloading, including a processing
plant, warehouse, or railroad siding;

(11) the transportation of property or freight, other than household goods and
petroleum products in bulk, entirely within the corporate limits of a city or between
contiguous cities deleted text beginexcept as provided in section 221.296deleted text end;

(12) the transportation of unprocessed dairy products in bulk within an area having a
100-mile radius from the home post office of the person providing the transportation;

(13) the transportation of agricultural, horticultural, dairy, livestock, or other farm
products within an area having a 100-mile radius from the person's home post office and
the carrier may transport other commodities within the 100-mile radius if the destination
of each haul is a farm;

(14) the transportation of newspapers, as defined in section 331A.01, subdivision
5
, telephone books, handbills, circulars, or pamphlets in a vehicle with a gross vehicle
weight of 10,000 pounds or less; and

(15) transportation of potatoes from the field of production, or a storage site owned
or otherwise controlled by the producer, to the first place of processing.

The exemptions provided in this section apply to a person only while the person is
exclusively engaged in exempt transportation.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.026, is amended to read:


221.026 MOTOR CARRIER OF PROPERTY; EXEMPTIONS.

Subdivision 1.

Registration.

No person may engage in the for-hire transportation
of propertydeleted text begin, other than household goods,deleted text end in Minnesota unless the person has filed a
registration statement with the commissioner on a form the commissioner prescribes.

Subd. 2.

Exemptions from requirements.

Notwithstanding any other law, a motor
carrier of property is exempt from sections 221.021; 221.072; deleted text begin221.121; 221.122; 221.123;deleted text end
221.131; 221.132; deleted text begin221.151; 221.161;deleted text end 221.172, subdivisions 3 to 8; new text beginand new text end221.185, except as
provided in subdivision 4deleted text begin; and 221.296deleted text end. The exemptions in this subdivision do not apply
to a motor carrier of property while transporting household goods.

Subd. 3.

Safety regulations.

A motor carrier of property is subject to those federal
regulations incorporated by reference in section 221.0314, unless exempted from those
regulations by section 221.031.

Subd. 4.

Suspension and cancellation of registration.

The commissioner
shall suspend or cancel, following the procedures for suspension or cancellation in
section 221.185, the registration of a motor carrier of property who fails to file with the
commissioner or maintain the insurance or bond required under section 221.141. A person
may not engage in the for-hire transportation of propertydeleted text begin, other than household goods,deleted text end
in Minnesota while the person's registration is under suspension or cancellation under
this subdivision.

Subd. 5.

Local regulation.

Section 221.091 applies to registration statements under
this section to the same extent that it applies to certificates and permits issued by the board.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.031, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Powers, duties, reports, limitations.

(a) This subdivision applies to
motor carriers engaged in intrastate commerce.

(b) The commissioner shall prescribe rules for the operation of motor carriers,
including their facilities; accounts; leasing of vehicles and drivers; service; safe operation
of vehicles; equipment, parts, and accessories; hours of service of drivers; driver
qualifications; accident reporting; identification of vehicles; installation of safety devices;
inspection, repair, and maintenance; and proper automatic speed regulators if, in the
opinion of the commissioner, there is a need for the rules.

(c) The commissioner shall direct the repair and reconstruction or replacement of
an inadequate or unsafe motor carrier vehicle or facility. The commissioner may require
the construction and maintenance or furnishing of suitable and proper freight terminals,
passenger depots, waiting rooms, and accommodations or shelters in a city in this state or
at a point on the highway traversed which the commissioner, after investigation by the
department, may deem just and proper for the protection of passengers or property.

(d) deleted text beginThe commissioner shall require holders of household goods mover permits to file
annual and other reports including annual accounts of motor carriers, schedules of rates
and charges, or other data by motor carriers, regulate motor carriers in matters affecting
the relationship between them and the traveling and shipping public, and prescribe other
rules as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e) A motor carrier subject to paragraph (d) but having gross revenues from for-hire
transportation in a calendar year of less than $200,000 may, at the discretion of the
commissioner, be exempted from the filing of an annual report, if instead the motor carrier
files an abbreviated annual report, in a form as may be prescribed by the commissioner,
attesting that the motor carrier's gross revenues did not exceed $200,000 in the previous
calendar year. Motor carrier gross revenues from for-hire transportation, for the purposes
of this subdivision only, do not include gross revenues received from the operation of
school buses as defined in section deleted text begin169.01, subdivision 6deleted text end.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (f)deleted text end The commissioner shall enforce sections 169.781 to 169.783.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.036, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Order.

The commissioner may issue an order requiring violations
to be corrected and administratively assessing monetary penalties for a violation of (1)
section 221.021; (2) section 221.033, subdivision 2b; (3) deleted text beginsection 221.151; (4) section
221.171; (5)
deleted text end section 221.141; or deleted text begin(6)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end rules of the commissioner relating to the
transportation of hazardous waste, motor carrier operations, new text beginor new text endinsurancedeleted text begin, or tariffs and
accounting
deleted text end. An order must be issued as provided in this section.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.036, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Amount of penalty; considerations.

(a) The commissioner may issue an
order assessing a penalty of up to $5,000 for all violations deleted text beginof section 221.021; 221.141;
221.151; or 221.171, or rules of the commissioner relating to motor carrier operations,
insurance, or tariffs and accounting,
deleted text end new text beginidentified under subdivision 1, except for rules of the
commissioner relating to the transportation of hazardous waste or as otherwise provided
under paragraph (b),
new text endidentified during a single inspection, audit, or investigation.

(b) The commissioner may issue an order assessing a penalty up to a maximum of
$10,000 for all violations of section 221.033, subdivision 2b, identified during a single
inspection or audit.

(c) In determining the amount of a penalty, the commissioner shall consider:

(1) the willfulness of the violation;

(2) the gravity of the violation, including damage to humans, animals, air, water,
land, or other natural resources of the state;

(3) the history of past violations, including the similarity of the most recent violation
and the violation to be penalized, the time elapsed since the last violation, the number of
previous violations, and the response of the person to the most recent violation identified;

(4) the economic benefit gained by the person by allowing or committing the
violation; and

(5) other factors as justice may require, if the commissioner specifically identifies
the additional factors in the commissioner's order.

(d) The commissioner shall assess a penalty of not less than $1,000 against a driver
who is convicted of a violation of an out-of-service order. The commissioner shall assess
a penalty of not more than $10,000 against an employer who knowingly allows or requires
an employee to operate a commercial motor vehicle in violation of an out-of-service order.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.131, is amended to read:


221.131 deleted text beginCARRIERdeleted text endnew text begin ANNUALnew text end VEHICLE REGISTRATIONdeleted text begin; FEES,
IDENTIFICATION CARD
deleted text endnew text begin FOR MOTOR CARRIERS OF PASSENGERSnew text end.

Subdivision 1.

deleted text beginPermitdeleted text endnew text begin Registrationnew text end renewal.

deleted text beginPermitsdeleted text endnew text begin Certificates of registrationnew text end
issued deleted text beginunder section 221.121deleted text endnew text begin to a motor carrier of passengers under section 221.0252new text end are
effective for a 12-month period. A deleted text beginpermitdeleted text endnew text begin certificate of registrationnew text end holder must renew the
deleted text begin permitdeleted text endnew text begin certificatenew text end annually by registration of the vehicles operated under authority of that
deleted text begin permit as required by subdivision 2deleted text endnew text begin certificatenew text end. A deleted text beginpermitdeleted text endnew text begin certificatenew text end holder has one annual
renewal date encompassing all of the deleted text beginpermitsdeleted text endnew text begin certificatesnew text end held by the holder.

Subd. 2.

Annual vehicle registration; fee.

(a) deleted text beginThis subdivision applies only to
holders of household goods mover permits and motor carriers of passengers.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end A deleted text beginpermit holder ordeleted text end motor carrier of passengers shall pay an annual registration
fee of $75 on each vehicle, including pickup and delivery vehicles, operated by the carrier
under authority of the deleted text beginpermit ordeleted text end certificate of registration during the 12-month period or
fraction of the 12-month period. Trailers and semitrailers used by a deleted text beginpermitdeleted text endnew text begin certificatenew text end
holder in combination with power units may not be counted as vehicles in the computation
of fees under this section if the permit holder pays the fees for power units.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end The commissioner shall furnish a distinguishing annual identification card for
each vehicle or power unit for which a fee has been paid. The identification card must
at all times be carried in the vehicle or power unit to which it has been assigned. An
identification card may be reassigned to another vehicle or power unit upon application
of the carrier and payment of a transfer fee of $10. An identification card issued under
this section is valid only for the period for which the deleted text beginpermit ordeleted text end certificate of registration is
effective.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end A fee of $10 is charged for the replacement of an unexpired identification
card that has been lost.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end The proceeds of the fees collected under this subdivision must be deposited in
the trunk highway fund.

deleted text begin Subd. 2a. deleted text end

deleted text begin Vehicle identification. deleted text end

deleted text begin The permit holder must be identified on the
power unit of each registered vehicle operated under the permit. Vehicles must show the
name or the "doing business as" name of the permit holder operating the vehicle and
the community and abbreviation of the state in which the permit holder maintains its
principal office or in which the vehicle is customarily based. If the permit holder operates
a leased vehicle, it may show its name and the name of the lessor on the vehicle, if the
lease relationship is clearly shown. If the name of a person other than the operating permit
holder appears on the vehicle, the words "operated by" must immediately precede the
name of the permit holder. The name and address must be in letters that contrast sharply in
color with the background, be readily legible during daylight hours from a distance of 50
feet while the vehicle is stationary, and be maintained in a manner that retains the legibility
of the markings. The name and address may be shown by use of a removable device if that
device meets the identification and legibility requirements of this subdivision.
deleted text end

deleted text begin Subd. 3. deleted text end

deleted text begin Certificate carrier; annual vehicle registration. deleted text end

deleted text begin Certificated passenger
carriers shall pay an annual registration fee of $40 for each vehicle, including pickup
and delivery vehicles, operated during a calendar year. The commissioner shall issue
distinguishing identification cards as provided in subdivision 2.
deleted text end

Subd. 4.

Floater card; fee.

The department may issue to carriers subject to
subdivision 2 deleted text beginor 3deleted text end special "floater" identification cards up to a maximum of five per motor
carrier. Floater cards may be freely transferred between vehicles that have evidence of
being inspected under section 221.0252, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (2), within
the previous 12 months, or have a current Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance decal, and
that are used under short-term leases by the motor carrier. The motor carrier shall pay a
fee of $100 for each floater card issued.

Subd. 5.

Limitation.

The provisions of this section are limited by applicable
federal law.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.132, is amended to read:


221.132 PREPAID TEMPORARY VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION CARD.

For special or extraordinary events, the commissioner may issue a prepaid
temporary vehicle identification card to a deleted text beginpermit ordeleted text end certificate holder subject to section
221.131, subdivision 2 deleted text beginor 3deleted text end, for a fee of $5 per card. The card must be preprinted by the
commissioner with the carrier's name, address, and deleted text beginpermit ordeleted text end certificate number. The card
may be used by the motor carrier to whom it is issued to identify a vehicle temporarily
added to its fleet, if the vehicle has evidence of being inspected under section 221.0252,
subdivision 3
, paragraph (a), clause (2), within the previous 12 months, or has a current
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance decal. The card must be executed by the motor carrier
by dating and signing the card and describing the vehicle in which it will be carried. The
identification card is valid for a period of ten days from the date the motor carrier places
on the card when the card is executed. The card must be used within one year from the
date of issuance by the commissioner. The card may not be used if the deleted text beginpermit ordeleted text end certificate
is not in full force and effect. The card may not be transferred. The commissioner may not
refund the cost of unused prepaid temporary vehicle identification cards.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.141, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Household goods mover.

A household goods mover shall maintain
in effect cargo insurance or cargo bond in the amount of $50,000 and shall file with
the commissioner a cargo certificate of insurance or cargo bond. A cargo certificate of
insurance must conform to Form H, Uniform Motor Cargo Certificate of Insurance,
described in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 1023. A cargo bond must conform
to Form J, described in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 1023. Both Form H and
Form J are incorporated by reference. The cargo certificate of insurance or cargo bond
must be issued in the full and correct name of the person, corporation, or partnership to
whom the household goods mover deleted text beginpermitdeleted text endnew text begin certificate of registrationnew text end was issued and whose
operations are being insured.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.185, is amended to read:


221.185 OPERATING AUTHORITY; SUSPENSION, CANCELLATION.

Subdivision 1.

deleted text beginGroundsdeleted text endnew text begin Ordernew text end for suspension.

Despite the provisions of section
221.021, a deleted text beginhousehold goods mover permit or a motor carrierdeleted text endnew text begin certificate of new text end registration
issued under deleted text beginsectiondeleted text endnew text begin sectionsnew text end 221.0251 deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end 221.0252new text begin, or 221.0253new text end is suspended without a
hearing, by order of the commissioner, if the deleted text beginpermitdeleted text endnew text begin certificatenew text end holder or carrier fails tonew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end maintain and file with the commissioner, the insurance or bond required by
section 221.141 and rules adopted under that section deleted text beginor the carrier or permit holder fails todeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2)new text end pay annual vehicle registration fees deleted text beginor renew permitsdeleted text end as required by section
221.131deleted text begin, or the permit holder or carrier fails todeleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (3)new text end pay an administrative penalty under section 221.036.

Subd. 2.

Notice of suspension.

(a) Failure to file and maintain insurance, deleted text beginrenew
permits under section 221.131,
deleted text end or to pay annual vehicle registration fees deleted text beginor renew
permits
deleted text end under section 221.131 deleted text beginor 221.296, or to maintain in good standing a protective
agent's or private detective's license required under section 221.121, subdivision 6g, or
221.153, subdivision 3
deleted text end, suspends a motor carrier's deleted text beginpermit ordeleted text end certificate two days after the
commissioner sends notice of the suspension by certified mail, return receipt requested, to
the last known address of the motor carrier.

(b) In order to avoid permanent cancellation of the deleted text beginpermit ordeleted text end certificate, the motor
carrier must do one of the following within 45 days from the date of suspension:

(1) comply with the law by filing insurance or bonddeleted text begin, renewing permits,deleted text end or paying
vehicle registration fees; or

(2) request a hearing before the commissioner regarding the failure to comply
with the law.

Subd. 2a.

Notice of suspension; effective date.

The commissioner shall issue a
notice of suspension if one of the conditions described in subdivision 1 occurs. The notice
must give the reason for suspension and must be sent to the last known address of the
carrier by certified mail, return receipt requested. A suspension is effective two days
after a notice is mailed.

Subd. 3.

Suspension rescission.

If the motor carrier complies with the requirements
of this chapter within 45 days after the date of suspension and pays the required fees,
including a late vehicle registration fee of $5 for each vehicle registered, the commissioner
shall rescind the suspension unless the carrier's registration has expired. If a registered
carrier fails to comply within one year of the effective date of a suspension, the carrier's
registration is canceled.

Subd. 3a.

Hearing.

If the motor carrier requests a hearing within 45 days after the
date of suspension, the commissioner shall review the suspension and:

(1) determine that the carrier has complied with the law and rescind the suspension;

(2) for just cause, grant an extension which must not exceed 20 days; or

(3) schedule a hearing to ascertain whether the carrier has failed to comply with the
law. If it is determined after the hearing that the carrier has failed to comply with the law,
the commissioner shall cancel the carrier's suspended deleted text beginpermit ordeleted text end certificate.

Subd. 4.

Grounds for cancellation.

Except as provided in subdivision 5a, failure to
comply with the requirements of deleted text beginsectionsdeleted text endnew text begin sectionnew text end 221.141 deleted text beginand 221.296deleted text end relating to bonds
and insurance, deleted text begin221.131 relating to permit renewal,deleted text end 221.131 deleted text beginor 221.296deleted text end relating to annual
vehicle registration or deleted text beginpermitdeleted text end renewal, deleted text begin221.121, subdivision 6g, or 221.153, subdivision 3,
relating to protective agent or private detective licensure,
deleted text end or to request a hearing within 45
days of the date of suspension, is deemed an abandonment of the motor carrier's deleted text beginpermit ordeleted text end
certificate and the deleted text beginpermit ordeleted text end certificate must be canceled by the commissioner.

Subd. 5.

Notice of cancellation.

The commissioner shall notify the motor carrier by
certified mail, return receipt requested, that the deleted text beginpermit ordeleted text end certificate is canceled effective
on the date of mailing the notice of cancellation.

Subd. 5a.

Reinstatement after cancellation.

A motor carrier whose permit or
certificate is canceled for failure to comply with deleted text beginsectionsdeleted text endnew text begin sectionnew text end 221.141 deleted text beginand 221.296deleted text end
relating to bonds and insurance may ask the commissioner to review the cancellation.
Upon review, the commissioner shall rescind the cancellation if (1) the motor carrier
presents evidence showing that before the effective date of the notice of cancellation
issued under subdivision 5, the motor carrier had obtained and paid for the insurance
required by deleted text beginsectionsdeleted text endnew text begin sectionnew text end 221.141 deleted text beginand 221.296deleted text end, and the rules of the commissioner, and
(2) the commissioner is satisfied that the motor carrier has complied with the requirements
of deleted text beginsectionsdeleted text endnew text begin sectionnew text end 221.141 deleted text beginand 221.296deleted text end and the rules of the commissioner.

Subd. 9.

New petition.

If the holder of a canceled deleted text beginpermit ordeleted text end certificate seeks
authority to operate as a motor carrier it shall file a petition with the commissioner deleted text beginfor a
permit or certificate as provided in section 221.121 or 221.296, whichever is applicable
deleted text end.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.221, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Delegated powers.

Representatives of the department to whom authority
has been delegated by the commissioner for the purpose of enforcing sections 169.781 to
169.783 deleted text beginand 221.171deleted text end and the rules, orders, or directives of the commissioner adopted or
issued under those sections, and for no other purpose, deleted text beginshalldeleted text end have the powers conferred
by law upon police officers. The representatives of the department have the power to
inspect records, logs, freight bills, bills of lading, or other documentsnew text begin,new text end which may provide
evidence to determine compliance with sections 169.781 to 169.783 deleted text beginand 221.171deleted text end.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.291, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Operating without registration deleted text beginor permitdeleted text end.

A person who operates a
motor carrier without first registering under deleted text beginsectiondeleted text endnew text begin sectionsnew text end 221.0251 deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end 221.0252, or
deleted text begin who operates as a household goods mover without having obtained the necessary permitdeleted text endnew text begin
221.0253
new text end, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endbe fined not less
than the maximum fine deleted text beginwhichdeleted text end new text beginthat new text endmay be imposed for a misdemeanor for each violation.

Sec. 16. new text beginREVISION OF RULES.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation shall repeal, amend, and adopt revisions to rules
relating to household goods contained in Minnesota Rules, chapters 7800 and 7805, and
may use the expedited process for adopting rules under Minnesota Statutes, section 14.389.
new text end

Sec. 17. new text beginINSTRUCTION TO REVISOR.
new text end

new text begin The revisor of statutes shall change the phrase "sections 221.011 to 221.296" to
read "this chapter" where found in Minnesota Statutes, sections 221.021, subdivision
1; 221.022; and 221.091, subdivision 1.
new text end

Sec. 18. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 174.65; 221.011, subdivisions 24, 25, 28, 29, 38,
41, 44, and 45; 221.0252, subdivision 7; 221.072; 221.111; 221.121, subdivisions 1,
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6a, 6c, 6d, 6e, 6f, and 7; 221.122; 221.123; 221.131, subdivisions 2a and
3; 221.141, subdivision 6; 221.151; 221.152; 221.153, subdivisions 1 and 2; 221.161;
221.171; 221.172, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8; and 221.296, subdivisions 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, and 8,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 9

RAILROADS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 218.021, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Discriminatory practices.

It shall be unlawful for any common
carrier:

(1) to charge, demand, collect or receive for any service a greater or a lesser sum
than that fixed in its published schedules;

(2) to make or give any undue or unreasonable preference or advantage, or any undue
or unreasonable prejudice or disadvantage, to any person, company, firm, corporation,
transit point or locality or to any particular description of traffic;

(3) by any special rate, rebate, drawback or other device, directly or indirectly, to
charge, demand, collect or receive a greater or less compensation for any service rendered
in the transportation of any property within this state than the regular established schedule
of rates and charges for like and contemporaneous service for any other person, or for the
public generally; or, directly or indirectly, to offer or give any shipper, in connection with
or as an inducement or reward for receiving any property for transportation, any gift,
gratuity or free pass or any rate less than that offered to the public;

(4) except as expressly permitted, to charge a greater rate per ton or per ton mile for
a single carload of freight of any kind or class than for a greater number of carloads of the
same kind or class, to and from the same points of origin or destination;

(5) to charge or receive any greater compensation for the transportation of a quantity
of property for a shorter than for a longer distance over the same line, the shorter being
included within the longer, but this shall not be so construed as to authorize any carrier
to charge or receive as great compensation for a shorter as for a longer distance; or to
charge or receive any greater compensation per ton per mile for the contemporaneous
transportation of the same class of freight for a longer than for a shorter distance over the
same line in the same general direction, or from the same original point of departure or to
the same point of arrival, but this shall not be construed so as to authorize any carrier to
charge as high a rate per ton per mile for a longer as for a shorter distance;

(6) to charge or receive for the transportation of freight of any description for any
distance within this state a greater amount than is at the same time charged or received for
a like quantity of freight of the same class over a greater distance of the same railway;
or to charge or receive at any point upon its road a higher rate for receiving, handling or
delivering freight of the same class or quantity than it shall at the same time charge or
receive to any other point upon the same line; or to charge or receive for freight of any
description over its railway a greater amount than at the same time is charged or received
for the transportation of a like quantity of freight of the same class being transported over
any portion of the same railway of equal distance; or to charge or receive from any person
a greater amount than it shall at the same time charge or receive from any other person
for the same class and like quantity of freight at the same point upon its railway; or to
charge or receive from any person for the transportation of any freight upon its railway a
greater amount than it shall at the same time charge or receive from any other person for
the transportation of a like quantity of freight of the same class being transported from
the same point over an equal distance of the same railway; or to charge or receive from
any person for the use and transportation of any railway car upon its railroad for any
distance, a greater amount than is at the same time charged or received from any other
person for the use and transportation of any railway car of the same class or number for a
like purpose being transported over a greater distance of the same railway; or to charge or
receive from any person for the use and transportation of any railway car upon its railroad
a greater amount in the aggregate than it shall at the same time charge or receive from
any other person for the use and transportation of any railway car of the same class for a
like purpose being transported from the same original point of an equal distance of the
same railway; provided, however, where two or more railroads serve a common point one
having a shorter mileage than the other from a given point, the railroad having the longer
mileage may be authorized by the commissioner to meet the rate made by the shortest line;

(7) to charge or receive more for transporting a car of freight than is charged or
received per car for several cars of a like class of freight over the same railway for the
same distance; or to charge or receive more for transporting a ton of freight than is charged
or received per ton for more than a ton but less than a carload of like class over the same
railway for the same distance; or to charge or receive more for transporting one hundred
pounds of freight than is charged or received per hundred pounds above one hundred
pounds but less than a ton of like class over the same railway for the same distancedeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (8) to fail to provide local first responders with an emergency phone number that is
accessible at all times through which first responders can receive information regarding
the location of and materials involved in a hazardous materials accident;
new text end

new text begin (9) to fail, upon request, to provide local first responders with an annual listing of
hazardous materials transported by rail through their respective territories; and
new text end

new text begin (10) to fail to have annual training sessions as required under Code of Federal
Regulations, title 49, parts 172.700 to 172.704, for all employees who may come in
contact with hazardous materials, concerning the proper identification and response to
accidents involving hazardous materials.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 218.041, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Investigative powers.

In the exercise of powers granted in this chapter,
the commissioner may:

(1) subpoena books, papers, or accounts kept by any regulated business within or
without the state, or compel production of verified copies;

(2) prepare all forms or blanks for obtaining information that the commissioner
may deem necessary or useful for the proper exercise of the authority and duties of the
commissioner in connection with regulated businesses, and prescribe the time and manner
within which the blanks and forms must be completed and filed;

(3) inspect, at all reasonable times, and copy the books, records, memoranda,
correspondence, or other documents and records of any business under the commissioner's
jurisdiction; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(4) examine, under oath, any officer, agent, or employee of a business under the
commissioner's jurisdiction concerning any matter within the commissioner's jurisdictiondeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
and
new text end

new text begin (5) assess common carriers, administer the state rail safety inspection account, and
perform other duties on behalf of the state rail safety inspector under section 219.015.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [219.015] STATE RAIL SAFETY INSPECTOR.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of transportation shall establish a position of state rail safety
inspector in the Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations of the Minnesota
Department of Transportation. The commissioner shall apply to the Federal Railroad
Administration (FRA) of the United States Department of Transportation to participate
in the Federal State Rail Safety Partnership Program for training and certification of
an inspector under authority of United States Code, title 49, sections 20103, 20105,
20106, and 20113, and Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 212. The state rail
safety inspector shall inspect mainline track, secondary track, and yard and industry track;
inspect railroad right-of-way, including adjacent or intersecting drainage, culverts, bridges,
overhead structures, and traffic and other public crossings; inspect yards and physical
plants; review and enforce safety requirements; review maintenance and repair records;
and review railroad security measures. To the extent delegated by the commissioner, the
inspector may issue citations for violations of this chapter, or to ensure railroad employee
and public safety and welfare.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall annually assess railroad companies that are (1) defined
as common carriers under section 218.011, (2) classified by federal law or regulation as
Class I Railroads or Class I Rail Carriers, and (3) operating in this state, by a division of
equal proportion between carriers, assessed in equal amounts for 365 days of the calendar
year. The commissioner shall assess all start-up or re-establishment costs, and all related
costs of initiating the state rail safety inspector program beginning July 1, 2007. The state
rail inspector duties must begin and be assessed on January 1, 2008. The assessments must
be deposited in a special account in the special revenue fund, to be known as the state
rail safety inspection account. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner
and may be expended to cover the costs incurred for the establishment and ongoing
responsibilities of the state rail safety inspector.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner may exempt a common carrier not federally classified as
Class I from violations for a period of up to two years if the common carrier applies for
participation in a work site safety coaching program, such as the "MNSharp" program
administered by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, and the commissioner
determines such participation to be preferred enforcement for safety or security violations.
new text end

new text begin (d) Any person aggrieved by an assessment levied under this section may appeal
within 90 days any assessment, violation, or administrative penalty to the Office of
Administrative Hearings, with further appeal and review by the district court.
new text end

Sec. 4.

new text begin [219.371] DEFINITIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Scope. new text end

new text begin The terms used in sections 219.371 to 219.382 have the
meanings given them in this section and section 218.011.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Inside edge of a walkway. new text end

new text begin "Inside edge of a walkway" means that edge of
a walkway closest to the nearest rail of the track for which the walkway is constructed.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Major repair. new text end

new text begin "Major repair" means a repair that normally requires
greater than four hours of work to accomplish or involves the use of specialized tools and
equipment. Major repairs include such activities as coupler replacement, draft gear repair,
and repairs requiring the use of an air jack, but the term does not include changing wheels
on intermodal loading ramps either with or without an air jack.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Railroad shop or repair track. new text end

new text begin "Railroad shop" or "repair track" means
a fixed repair facility or track that is regularly and consistently used to perform major
repairs, regardless of whether a mobile repair vehicle is used to conduct the repairs.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Structure. new text end

new text begin "Structure" means any bridge or trestle on which a railroad
track is constructed.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Walkway. new text end

new text begin "Walkway" means a pathway located alongside or in the
vicinity of a railroad track for the purpose of providing an area for railroad employees
to perform their normal trackside duties.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Yard. new text end

new text begin "Yard" means a system of tracks other than main tracks and sidings
used for making up trains, storing cars, and other purposes including the inspection,
repair, and cleaning of cars.
new text end

Sec. 5.

new text begin [219.372] WALKWAYS ON BRIDGES AND TRESTLES.
new text end

new text begin (a) All walkways must be kept free from obstacles that would render them unsafe or
difficult to traverse on foot, except those facilities with minimum clearances prescribed
by other sections of this chapter.
new text end

new text begin (b) Walkways must be equipped with a securely attached handrail located on the side
of the walkway farthest from the track, except no handrails are required on through-girder
structures. Handrails must be located so as to comply with the clearance standards in
sections 219.45 to 219.53.
new text end

new text begin (c) Walkways on bridges and trestles must conform to the standards of width,
surface, and vertical placement for walkways alongside track set forth in section 219.373,
except that the inside edge of such a walkway may be placed closer than six feet from
the nearest rail when necessary.
new text end

new text begin (d) This section does not apply to culverts.
new text end

Sec. 6.

new text begin [219.373] WALKWAYS BY TRACK; GENERAL STANDARDS.
new text end

new text begin (a) Consistent with section 219.50, every railroad company shall provide a walkway
alongside track that has a regular surface that is smooth and safe for use by railroad
employees and other persons who have duties in proximity to trains. The walkway must
be kept reasonably free of hazards and obstructions, including, but not limited to, debris,
litter, fuel, oil, sand, boulders, posts, tie materials, holes, ruts, potholes, grains, grain
products or byproducts, fertilizer products, chemical, chemical molten, steel, tin, metallic
products, solid raw minerals, palletized products, silica products, materials spilled during
revenue shipment, and detached pieces or parts of railroad rolling stock or track structure.
new text end

new text begin (b) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (g) or otherwise exempted by other
law, a walkway alongside track that is required under sections 219.373 to 219.382 must be
constructed and maintained in conformity to the standards in sections 219.373 to 219.383.
new text end

new text begin (c) A walkway alongside track that is required pursuant to sections 219.373 to
219.382 must:
new text end

new text begin (1) provide a reasonably regular surface that is smooth and safe for use by railroad
employees and other persons who have duties in proximity to trains;
new text end

new text begin (2) be surfaced with crushed material, asphaltic concrete, planking, or other material
that does not compromise track drainage;
new text end

new text begin (3) unless the grade of the track is greater than one inch in eight inches, have a grade
that is less than one inch in eight inches;
new text end

new text begin (4) if the walkway is alongside track with a curve greater than 18 degrees, be not
less than one foot wider than otherwise required; and
new text end

new text begin (5) be kept reasonably free of hazards and obstructions listed in paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin (d) Except as provided otherwise in this section or sections 219.374 to 219.379,
walkways located along main-line tracks and tracks where switching is regularly
performed more than twice in a seven-day period must be surfaced with crushed material
not to exceed American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association
(AREMA) standard number 4, 1-1/2 inches in size, or with asphalt, concrete, planking,
grating, or similar material.
new text end

new text begin (e) Walkways located along switching lead tracks, switches in yards, car spotting
areas, and railroad shop or repair tracks must be surfaced with crushed material not to
exceed AREMA standard number 5, three-fourths to one inch in size, or with asphalt,
concrete, planking, grating, or similar material.
new text end

new text begin (f) This section is temporarily suspended during periods of heavy rain or snow,
derailments, rocks and earth slides, and similar abnormal periods and for a reasonable
time thereafter to permit restoration work.
new text end

new text begin (g) Compliance with sections 219.372 to 219.379 is not a defense to any civil action
brought for the violation of a railroad safety law, regulation, rule, or order.
new text end

new text begin (h) The commissioner, after investigation, upon the commissioner's own motion,
or upon the petition of the aggrieved person, may determine that the safety of railroad
employees requires implementation of the applicable standards set forth in paragraphs (b)
to (e), for any walkway.
new text end

Sec. 7.

new text begin [219.374] WALKWAYS BY MAIN-LINE TRACK.
new text end

new text begin Except as otherwise provided in section 219.375, 219.377, or 219.378, walkways
alongside main-line track, in addition to the requirements of section 219.373, must:
new text end

new text begin (1) be present on each side of the track within two miles in either direction of a
track-side train defect detector, with a total walkway length of not less than 300 feet at
each inspection location;
new text end

new text begin (2) be not less than two feet in width; and
new text end

new text begin (3) provide a minimum side clearance of 8-1/2 feet from the centerline of the track
to the outside edge of the walkway.
new text end

Sec. 8.

new text begin [219.375] WALKWAYS BY TRACK AT SIDING LOCATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Walkways alongside main-line and branch-line track at siding locations, in addition
to the requirements of section 219.373, must:
new text end

new text begin (1) be present:
new text end

new text begin (i) on the outside of the main-line or branch-line track; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) on the outside of the siding track;
new text end

new text begin (2) be not less than two feet in width; and
new text end

new text begin (3) provide a minimum side clearance of 8-1/2 feet from the centerline of the track
to the outside edge of the walkway.
new text end

Sec. 9.

new text begin [219.3755] WALKWAYS BY TRACKS WHERE TRAIN CREWS SHIFT.
new text end

new text begin Walkways alongside main-line and siding tracks at nonterminal locations that are
frequently used as train crew relief for boarding and deboarding crews, in addition to
the requirements of section 219.373, must:
new text end

new text begin (1) be present:
new text end

new text begin (i) on the outside of the main-line or branch-line track; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) on the outside of the siding track;
new text end

new text begin (2) be not less than two feet in width;
new text end

new text begin (3) provide a minimum side clearance of 8-1/2 feet from the centerline of the track
to the outside edge of the walkway;
new text end

new text begin (4) be surfaced according to AREMA standard number 5 or with three-fourths inch
to one inch crushed material, asphalt, concrete, planking, or other material that does not
compromise track drainage; and
new text end

new text begin (5) run continuous from a road, walkway, or other right-of-way to 100 feet past the
designated stopping point for the train or locomotive.
new text end

Sec. 10.

new text begin [219.376] WALKWAYS BY TRACK IN YARDS, INDUSTRY
TURNOUTS, AND SPOTTING AREAS.
new text end

new text begin Walkways alongside track in all yards and in advance thereof, wherever an
employee's assigned duties regularly require the employee to be present on the ground in
proximity to the track and, except as otherwise provided in section 219.377 or 219.378, in
industry turnouts and spotting areas, in addition to the requirements of section 219.373,
must:
new text end

new text begin (1) be present on each side of the track not less than 50 feet in advance of the turnout;
new text end

new text begin (2) be not less than two feet in width;
new text end

new text begin (3) provide a minimum side clearance of 8-1/2 feet from the centerline of the track
to the outside edge of the walkway; and
new text end

new text begin (4) if the track is in a yard where substantial switching is performed, be:
new text end

new text begin (i) present between tracks;
new text end

new text begin (ii) present alongside tracks bordering the yard or switching area; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) if the tracks are 17 feet apart or less, continuous between the tracks.
new text end

Sec. 11.

new text begin [219.377] WALKWAYS BY TRACK AT MAIN-LINE TURNOUTS
ENTERING YARDS OR SERVING INDUSTRY TRACKS.
new text end

new text begin Except as otherwise provided in section 219.378 or 219.379, walkways alongside
track at main-line turnouts entering yards or serving industry tracks, in addition to the
requirements of section 219.373, must:
new text end

new text begin (1) be present on the switch stand side of the track from not less than 50 feet ahead
of each switch stand to not less than 25 feet beyond the 12-1/2 feet clearance point
behind the switch stand;
new text end

new text begin (2) if 20 feet or more from the switch stand, be not less than six feet in width;
new text end

new text begin (3) if less than 20 feet, but more than four feet from the switch stand:
new text end

new text begin (i) be not less than six feet in width;
new text end

new text begin (ii) have a straight outer edge; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) occupy a total area of not less than 120 square feet; and
new text end

new text begin (4) if less than four feet from the switch stand, be not less than three feet in width.
new text end

Sec. 12.

new text begin [219.378] WALKWAYS BY MAIN-LINE TRACK AT TURNOUTS FOR
SWITCHING CARS.
new text end

new text begin Walkways alongside main-line track at turnouts used frequently for switching cars,
in addition to the requirements of sections 219.373 to 219.377, must:
new text end

new text begin (1) be present on the switch stand side of the track from not less than 125 feet
ahead of the switch stand to not less than 25 feet beyond the 12-1/2 feet clearance point
behind the switch stand;
new text end

new text begin (2) if 20 feet or more from the switch stand, be not less than six feet in width;
new text end

new text begin (3) if less than 20 feet, but more than four feet from the switch stand:
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new text begin (i) be not less than six feet in width;
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new text begin (ii) have a straight outer edge; and
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new text begin (iii) occupy a total area of not less than 120 square feet; and
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new text begin (4) if less than four feet from the switch stand, be not less than three feet in width.
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Sec. 13.

new text begin [219.379] WALKWAYS BY TRACK AT OTHER TURNOUTS.
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new text begin Walkways alongside tracks at short-line and branch-line turnouts and, except as
otherwise provided in section 219.378, at all power-operated turnouts, in addition to
the requirements of section 219.373, must:
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new text begin (1) be present on the switch stand side of the track from not less than 50 feet ahead
of the switch stand to not less than the 12-1/2 feet clearance point behind the switch stand;
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new text begin (2) if ten feet or more from the switch stand, be not less than five feet in width;
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new text begin (3) if less than ten feet, but more than four feet from the switch stand:
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new text begin (i) be not less than five feet in width;
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new text begin (ii) have a straight outer edge; and
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new text begin (iii) occupy a total area of not less than 39 square feet; and
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new text begin (4) if four feet or less from the switch stand, be not less than three feet in width.
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Sec. 14.

new text begin [219.381] WALKWAY EXEMPTIONS.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Existing track. new text end

new text begin (a) Section 219.373, paragraphs (b) to (g), and
sections 219.374 to 219.379 and 219.382 do not apply to track placed in revenue service
before the effective date of this section until the date and time track and supporting
structure are repaired, resurfaced, replaced, or as ordered by the commissioner of
transportation pursuant to paragraph (b).
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new text begin (b) The commissioner of transportation shall issue an order requiring the construction
or maintenance of a walkway alongside track described in paragraph (a) on determining,
after notice and hearing, that the construction or maintenance of a walkway alongside the
track is necessary to eliminate an unsafe or hazardous condition.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Small business. new text end

new text begin (a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b), a small
business that owns or operates any track in this state is exempt from sections 219.373 to
219.382.
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new text begin (b) On determining after notice and hearing that exempting a small business that
owns or operates any track in this state pursuant to paragraph (a) poses an unreasonable
threat of substantial harm to the public safety, the commissioner of transportation shall
order that business to eliminate any unsafe walkway condition.
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new text begin (c) As used in this section, "small business" has the meaning given it in section
645.445.
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Sec. 15.

new text begin [219.382] LIABILITY.
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new text begin Sections 219.371 to 219.379 do not preclude or preempt civil liability to an injured
party under state or federal laws for failure to provide a reasonably safe walkway.
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Sec. 16. new text beginSHORT TITLE.
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new text begin Sections 2 to 15 may be cited as the "Railroad Walkways Safety Act."
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Sec. 17. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
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new text begin This article is effective July 1, 2007.
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